Foxborough, MASS, United States (4E Sports) – Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams apologized to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, after their pre-season game for his “cheater” remarks earlier this month.
Williams addressed the Patriots as “cheaters” and the team’s Super Bowl victories, tainted.
But after the pre-season game Friday, Williams had the chance to exchange pleasantries with Belichick and apologized.
“I told him I was sorry for the words that I said. That was just out of pure emotion, sometimes you say things without really thinking about them,” Williams shared with ESPN.
The 29-year-old said one factor that led to his cheating allegations is the nature of getting motivated while playing the Patriots in the playoffs.
“But it’s mutual respect between two men. We were able to come together,” Williams added.
Later he also expressed his respect for the Patriots organization and Belichick.
According to Williams, Belichick had no hard feelings and understood the spirit of competition.
The two shared an embrace after their conversation.
The cornerback’s remarks were far different from his statements before practice sessions with the Patriots, which changed when he arrived in New England.
Meeting Belichick after the game came by chance according to the Eagles cornerback.
“We just happened to be in the right place at the right time, and he said what he said, and I said what I said, and there’s nothing but mutual respect.”
The Patriots won the pre-season game against the Eagles, 42-35.