FOXBOROUGH — Feisty Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams, who called the Patriots cheaters almost two weeks ago, is going to be the only one having a war of words.
As expected, Bill Belichick wants no part of the discussion.
“You should talk to him about it,” said the Patriots coach when asked about William’s Spygate inspired comments.
Williams, who also called the joint practices this week with the Patriots a “waste of time,” stood by his comments last week, according to the News Journal in Delaware.
“Did I say the wrong thing? No.” Williams said. “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.”
Of course Williams would be the one to bring up Spygate. He most notably got into a fight with Aaron Dobson at joint practices with the Patriots last year and battled with the Pats for two straight years in the AFC Championship as a member of the Baltimore Ravens and for three straight years in the playoffs. (The Ravens went 2-1 in those games.) There’s just not a lot of respect there.
The Patriots were penalized heavily for the Spygate scandal. The team was docked a first-round draft pick and fined $250,000 while Belichick was fined $500,000 for the video taping controversy. The Patriots will hold joint practices with the Eagles Tuesday and Wednesday in Foxborough ahead of Friday’s preseason game at Gillette Stadium.