09/05/2013 01:00 pm ET Updated Sep 05, 2013

Riley Cooper, Cary Williams Fight At Eagles Practice (VIDEO)

Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper got into an altercation with teammate Cary Williams during practice on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

According to Phil Sheridan of, Cooper, who made headlines earlier in the offseason after he was videotaped using the n-word at a concert, started getting physical with Williams during a non-contact drill. The two had to be separated but Williams later threw his helmet down and went back after Cooper, per Sheridan.

It took several teammates including Michael Vick to separate the two, with Williams needing to be "forcibly pulled away," Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Cooper didn't participate in one-on-one drills involving receivers and defensive backs until fellow receiver DeSean Jackson spoke to him, per McLane.

Shortly after the video of Cooper making a racial slur went viral, the Eagles fined him and then excused from team activities. Cooper was absent for four days and underwent sensitivity training before rejoining the team.

Williams, who played for Baltimore last season and signed with Philadelphia in March, said that he was hurt by Cooper's actions.

"This is hard to talk about, man. It's tough, me being an African American and to say that hurts me," Williams said, per USA Today Sports, at the time. "It's a derogatory word. I don't know him. I did see the tape. It's disheartening for a guy to say something like that."

UPDATE: Geoff Mosher of spoke with Cooper about the scuffle later on Thursday.



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