Video posted to social media Sunday night showed Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters leaving the sidelines to confront a fan in an expletive-filled verbal altercation.
The incident took place during the Rams’ 30-23 loss Sunday to the Philadelphia Eagles, the second-consecutive defeat for Los Angeles.
In the video, Peters is sitting at the end of the bench before he turns to face a fan, who is not shown on camera. Peters then gets up and walks past multiple personnel staffers and confronts the fan, saying: “Where you from, homie?”
Peters then walks up a short flight of stairs that leads into the stands to get closer to the fan, where he continues to argue with the person. He uses several profane words to address the heckler but never threatens nor uses violence against the fan.
Peters never passes the corded off section or goes into the stands. In a longer version of the video posted by TMZ, he is shown retreating to the sideline as a team staff member and safety John Johnson III intervene.
The video does not show what led to the confrontation.
“Hey, man, we going to be ready to play football when it’s time for us to play football,” a visibly frustrated Peters said of the loss after the game. “We ain’t trippin off this loss. We know we lost and that it could’ve counted toward something, but, man, we ain’t never going to panic. We apply pressure, man.”
Peters has had an inconsistent career in his four seasons in the NFL. In his rookie season in 2015 with the Kansas City Chiefs, he tied for the league lead in interceptions with eight. But Kansas City opted to trade him to the Rams this offseason after his spats with coaches and an incident during a Week 13 loss against the Jets in which he tossed a referee’s flag into the stands and removed himself from the game.
The Chiefs had used the No. 18 overall selection to draft Peters in 2015.
Peters, 25, has 40 tackles and three interceptions for Los Angeles this season.
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Source: “Los Angeles” – Google News