It’s safe to say Marcus Peters wasn’t a fan of a referee’s penalty call late in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. On a 2-point conversion attempt following a Jets touchdown in the fourth quarter, a ref threw a flag on him for defensive pass interference in the end zone.
Peters, enraged with the ref’s call, walked up to him and started screaming in his face. Seconds later, he walked up to the flag, picked it up and launched it into the stands at Metlife Stadium. It was caught by an excited Jets fan who held it up as a trophy while celebrating with those around him. The ref was forced to use his hat as a penalty flag, throwing it for unsportsmanlike conduct on Peters.
Watch a video of the sequence below:
Peters was ejected from the game as a result of the action, but re-emerged from the locker room to the sideline wearing shoes while he motioned at fans in the stands.
The Jets converted on the 2-point try the next play and ended up winning the game, 38-31.
Earlier this season, Peters was involved in an on-field scuffle which resulted in Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch getting ejected for pushing a ref.
Peters was the one who came in late and made contact with Raiders quarterback Derek Carr as he was moving to the ground, and Oakland’s offensive line took offense to it. They shoved Peters and a few other players, and Lynch ran in from the sideline to join the scuffle.
Peters was drafted No. 18 overall by the Chiefs out of Washington in the 2015 NFL Draft. He made an immediate impact his rookie season. He intercepted a Brian Hoyer pass on his first-career snap and had another in his second game. That was off of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, and he took it 55 yards to the end zone for a score.
Peters finished his rookie season with 8 interceptions and 2 touchdowns. Las season, he had 6 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries. So far this season, Peters had 3 interceptions and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.