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Chip Kelly downplays Riley Cooper-Cary Williams altercation

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09:07 AM ET 09.07 | Coach Chip Kelly saw no evil and heard no evil during the practice altercation between Eagles teammates Riley Cooper and Cary Williams. On Friday, in his first media session since the incident, Kelly spoke no evil as well. "No fallout whatever," Kelly said. "You've got two competitive guys. It was squashed pretty quickly." Kelly said Williams, a cornerback, covered receiver Cooper on the first play of the team period Thursday, which was closed to the media. Michael Vick, who had to step in and restrain Williams during the scuffle, threw a deep ball to Cooper. The first-year NFL coach said he didn't hear what was said between the two because of the loud music he favors during practice. According to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Williams used a racial slur, the same one Cooper used in the infamous viral video that surfaced early last month. This suggests a connection between Cooper's slur and Williams' rage Thursday. "Do I think that was connected to what happened yesterday?" Kelly said. "No, not at all. No, I don't."

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September 7, 2013  09:26 AM ET

What ever you say, Chip.

September 7, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Maybe Chip could bring in LeGarrette Blount to clean up this mess?

September 7, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Save some money, Riley. Your gonna get cut by next season and I don't think you're going to get a lot of attention from other teams.

September 7, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Kelly is an expert on this sort of thing. Heck his Oregon Duck players would smack guys on the other team after the game.

September 7, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe Chip could bring in LeGarrette Blount to clean up this mess?

Exactly.

September 7, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Move along...nothing to see here

September 7, 2013  09:50 AM ET

I'm sure it's connected somehow. Why else would there be a scuffle like that for no other apparent reason.

September 7, 2013  10:05 AM ET

Looks like 'ol Chip is trying to spread fertilizer in the hopes that something beautiful will grow!

September 7, 2013  10:34 AM ET

Somebody on the team was going to say something, to let him know they weren't holding their hands over their mouth in horror, but he isn't the badazz he might think he is either. Case closed.

September 7, 2013  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm sure it's connected somehow. Why else would there be a scuffle like that for no other apparent reason.

This stuff happens.

September 7, 2013  11:10 AM ET

Did Cooper catch the pass? That's the only item of importance.

September 7, 2013  11:42 AM ET

My prediction: Chip Kelly will be Dan Devine of the 21st century.

September 7, 2013  12:01 PM ET

The next Dr. Phil episode just wrote itself.

September 7, 2013  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Did Cooper catch the pass? That's the only item of importance.

No. And if you watch the vid, Cooper was the one that started the fighting.

September 7, 2013  12:46 PM ET

" ah heck, this is nothing. when I was at Oregon we hap players smacking other players around during games after games the other teams players strangers on the street, you name it, and those guys hit harder than anyone on this team" ..Chip Kelly

September 7, 2013  12:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

No. And if you watch the vid, Cooper was the one that started the fighting.

That was because Williams told him he would kill any Cracker who came near his area.

September 7, 2013  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

No. And if you watch the vid, Cooper was the one that started the fighting.

Good for him. He won't take any disrespect.

September 7, 2013  12:51 PM ET

whatsoever*

September 7, 2013  12:52 PM ET

Cary Williams may end up being a bigger distraction than Riley Cooper.

 
September 7, 2013  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

No. And if you watch the vid, Cooper was the one that started the fighting.

True, but we don't know what led up to it. Could've been brewing long before, either that day or the days leading up.

My heart bleeds for Philly.

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