Earlier today, Eagles teammates Riley Cooper and Cary Williams got into a fight during practice. A little while ago, Cooper came out and said that the fight did not have anything to do with the video of Cooper using the N-word that leaked out onto the Internet in late June. And it appears as though both Cooper and Williams have moved on from the incident. But Michael Vick—who had to step in between the two to separate them—was still mad about what took place during practice when he spoke with reporters after it ended. And he let it be known that he wasn't happy with the way the fight started or ended.
"I try to be the peacemaker," he said, "but these young dudes don't respect me. Our maturity level's gotta be on a whole different plane. Regardless of who the catalyst was for the whole fight, that doesn't matter. We've gotta be men. We're not guys who are out on the street, fighting one another. We're teammates…It's game week. We don't have time for that. I don't. It's a distraction."
It sure is. But hopefully, it won't be a distraction for long. As Vick said, it's game week. So let's stop talking about fights and start talking about football, okay?
[via Eye on Football]