Eagles cornerback Cary Williams raised eyebrows around the NFL when he said of a joint practice with the Patriots that he didn’t want to practice with “cheaters.” But Williams doesn’t understand why that claim is controversial.
“Did I say the wrong thing? No,” Williams said, via the News Journal. “I stand firm on what my beliefs are, and that’s just that. I didn’t tell a lie. At the end of the day, that did happen. It’s in the history books. As far as I’m concerned, I made a comment about it and that’s that.”
Asked if he thinks the Patriots will be coming after him next week when they practice together and then play against each other, Williams said it doesn’t matter.
“I don’t care,” he said. “That’s the whole point. I don’t care if they come after me or not. That doesn’t scare me. My mentality is I’ve never been a punk, never been a sissy, never been a guy that’s going to be a scared guy. I don’t play this game in fear at all. I don’t fear no man. As far as I’m concerned, you put your pants on as well as I put my pants on. We’re going to man up when we get there.”
If nothing else, Williams has injected a little interest into next week’s preseason game. We’ll see next week if the Patriots take the bait and respond.