Late in the fourth quarter, with the game already out of reach just before the two-minute warning, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters put the perfect exclamation to a seemingly lackluster doubleheader of Monday Night Football. He will now have to pay for it, too.
After picking off Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr right at midfield, the 6-foot Peters flew down the field and housed the interception for a 50-yard touchdown. As the two-time Pro Bowl selection and 2016 First-Team All-Pro selection crossed the goal line, let’s just say he paid a tribute to Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch with a crotch grab on his way into the end zone.
For the celebration, the NFL fined Peters $13,000, as first reported by Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. It was well worth it.
Peters is no stranger to controversy, and he’s paid some fines before, but this is undoubtedly the easiest and funniest one ever.
On Monday Night Football, in your first game with the LA Rams, to seal the victory for good with a pick-six, and to taunt a star running back and Oakland native at his hometown stadium with his own move? Come on, man. That’s epic.
In case you need a reminder, Beast Mode has been fined for grabbing his crotch, too.
Peters had to have known a fine was coming, which is pretty hilarious that he still did it anyway.
The No. 18 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, the former Washington Huskies standout has been one of the best cornerbacks since he entered the league. He already has 154 tackles, 56 pass deflections, 20 interceptions, six forced fumbles, five fumble recovers and four defensive touchdowns.
This is not the first fine for Peters, who was traded this offseason, and, given his track record, it won’t be his last, but there’s a good chance this is the easiest fine he will ever pay because it set the tone for his new career in Los Angeles with the Rams.