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Marcus Peters filmed having verbal confrontation with fan

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters apparently had a confrontation with someone in the stands during his team’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, although it seems like nothing came from the confrontation except for an exchange of words.

Video of the incident surfaced Sunday night, which can be seen below (NSFW: language). As the video begins, Peters is sitting on the bench on the Rams sideline, then turns to approach an unknown person in the stands while asking him, “Where you from?” It’s unknown what might have been done or said to cause Peters to approach the person, but the confrontation quickly ended after Peters sent few curse words and slurs in the individual’s direction. 

Peters made a comment Monday regarding the altercation, saying (via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times), “It wasn’t nothing, man. Just making a little bit of fun with the people out there that be heckling and stuff. It wasn’t nothing. Don’t take it too personal.” 

It’s not the first time Peters has had words with fans during a game, with one instance occurring on October 2, 2017 when he was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Peters was caught on television yelling an apparent curse word at a fan during a game against the Washington Redskins, and when asked about the incident in the locker room after the game he famously answered, “Ah, you know what happened? I’m finna’ go get loaded.”

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke about that incident during a press conference on October 4, 2017, saying, “Obviously I had a chance to see what took place. We can’t go in that direction, so it’s been addressed. Listen, I love the compete in the kid and I appreciate his work ethic and everything else, but as professionals, that’s not something that we want to take place.”

Peters joined the league in 2015 as a first-round draft pick of the Chiefs out of the University of Washington and went on to be selected to two Pro Bowls in his first three seasons. But the Chiefs decided to move on from him after the 2017 season, a year that also included an incident where Peters was suspended for a game after throwing an official’s flag in the stands then leaving the field during a loss to the New York Jets. The Chiefs traded Peters to Los Angeles over the 2018 offseason along with a 2018 sixth-round draft pick in exchange for fourth-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2019. Peters has 40 tackles and three interceptions with the Rams in 14 games this season. 

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