Cary Williams is sticking to his guns when it comes to accusing the New England Patriots of being cheaters.
The Philadelphia Eagles cornerback made those initial claims last week, when he flatly said: “They are cheaters. They are.”
Williams recently was given the chance to back off or clarify, and he instead chose to double down on the accusation.
“Did I say the wrong thing? No,” he said, according to the News Journal (via ProFootballTalk.com). “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.”
The Patriots and Eagles are scheduled to meet next week in Foxboro, Mass., for a preseason game, preceded by joint practices. Williams isn’t worried about any sort of carryover heading into those meetings.
“I don’t care,” he added. “That’s my 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.”
The Patriots will host Williams and the Eagles at Gillette Stadium on Friday, Aug. 15.
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