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Riley Cooper showed restraint in altercation with Cary Williams

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Thursday’s practice fracas between Eagles receiver Riley Cooper and Eagles cornerback Cary Williams could have been a lot worse.

For Williams.

The word on Cooper is that he’s feisty and mean and willing to fight (as his drunken . . . supposedly . . . comments at a Kenny Chesney concert would indicate).  Per a league source, Cooper has been involved in situations like that in the past, and he has responded a lot more forcefully than he did on Thursday.

Per the source, multiple players and executives have acknowledged that Williams was lucky Cooper had no choice but to stand down.

In this specific case, Cooper didn’t retaliate forcefully, presumably because of his involvement in the ugliest controversy of the preseason.  But for that entanglement, Cooper would have tangled with Williams in a far more aggressive way.

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19 Responses to “Riley Cooper showed restraint in altercation with Cary Williams”
  1. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Sep 8, 2013 2:24 PM

    There’s a buzz that Cary Williams could use a little taming down – it just can’t come from Cooper.

  2. turkjones says: Sep 8, 2013 2:27 PM

    Really, tho, what could Cooper have done, curb stomp Williams right there on the practice field?

    They were both in full pads and helmets. Neither of them were taking a trip to the ER

  3. jakec4 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:27 PM

    Cary Williams would find an insult in a bouquet of flowers. Good luck with this hothead, Eagles fans. I definitely think he could have taken Racist Riley Cooper though.

  4. jpb12 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:28 PM

    Roid rage

  5. illwillthemick says: Sep 8, 2013 2:31 PM

    this is a weird article, a league source reports cooper was involved in fights in training camp that were more forceful? lol.. the word on cooper is he is fiesty and mean and willing to fight…. lol.. odd

  6. 3 Finger Lenny says: Sep 8, 2013 2:32 PM

    Cooper should have beat him up

  7. spankygreen says: Sep 8, 2013 2:35 PM

    Now if you can get him to be a decent human being and SHOW restraint when no camera’s are on…….

    Character is doing what’s right when no one is watching……

  8. nnagi says: Sep 8, 2013 2:40 PM

    I think cooper should’ve knocked his teeth out and made an example out of him…

  9. natelan says: Sep 8, 2013 2:45 PM

    Hmm, the “ugliest controversy of the offseason”? You sure about that?

    I think Odin Lloyd might have other ideas.

  10. jebbiesmallz says: Sep 8, 2013 2:52 PM

    The “ugliest controversy of the preseason” would’ve been Hernandez murdering someone, not Riley Cooper.

  11. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 8, 2013 2:52 PM

    It would have been funny if Cooper would have whipped Williams’ loud mouthed butt.
    I get sick of lippy prima donnas….

  12. chesslungo says: Sep 8, 2013 2:55 PM

    I can tell by peoples comments that people are really tired of of people like Cary Williams. Good maybe the country is turning around. Racism is not cool but neither is letting someone do whatever they want because of their skin color. Hopefully that’s what the younger kids believe

  13. rutchaser says: Sep 8, 2013 2:57 PM

    Cooper is a redneck (nothing wrong with that) and I’m sure would fight anyone at the drop of a hat.

  14. officialgame says: Sep 8, 2013 3:04 PM

    Where is Tim Tebow when you need him?

  15. fdugrad says: Sep 8, 2013 3:07 PM

    He’s not exactly in a position of strength. Just because he is PRESENTLY with the team does not mean that his original misstep won’t have ramifications.

  16. mrtreyseven says: Sep 8, 2013 3:21 PM

    how do yu know Cooper would’ve beat Williams anyway…??? we just assume he can but yet he can’t stand behind his words….coming up I came to find when you are inebriated that’s usually when the truth comes out…just because it was politically incorrect yu denounce your feelings, see that’s the problem with racism, it’s not born its learned so those feelings were something he felt and prolly wasn’t the first time he used thewords in and out of context

  17. txraiderfan says: Sep 8, 2013 4:25 PM

    Restraint? Really? So, did Cooper call Williams a “porch monkey” because he thought it was less offensive than what he was really thinking???

  18. txraiderfan says: Sep 8, 2013 4:27 PM

    Rednecks may fight at the drop of a hat, but (as someone who moved to Texas as a teen knows from experience) they seldom win!
    BAM!

  19. acousticphan says: Sep 8, 2013 4:31 PM

    Riley Cooper is not the hero Philadelphia needs, but the one they deserve.

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