The Philadelphia Eagles hoped Riley Cooper wouldn’t be a distraction on the field, but that lasted until Thursday.
Cooper who was caught on video using a racial slur at a country music concert, exchanged a few shoves with Eagles cornerback Cary Williams at Eagles practice Thursday, the NY Post reports.
The shoving match was brief, and cooler heads prevailed when Michael Vick and other players jumped in to separate the pair.
A player told Philly.com that Williams told Cooper, “I’m not a nigga you [mess] with.”
In a cell phone video which was uploaded to YouTube by a concertgoer in July, Cooper was heard saying, “I will jump that fence and fight every n_gger here, bro.”
Williams, who said in July that Cooper’s racial slur was hurtful, told reporters on Thursday, “Don’t even come by here. I’m not talking at all. At all,” according to CSN’s Geoff Mosher.
Cooper said the fight had nothing to do with the racial incident in July. But Vick said that the two had been going “back and forth all summer, so it was bound to happen.”
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