Marcus Peters apparently sees nothing wrong with a little familial flattery.
The Los Angeles Rams cornerback copied Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch’s unique touchdown celebration Monday night during the teams’ Week 1 game. One player borrowing moves from another usually isn’t noteworthy, but this is because Peters and Lynch are cousins. Furthermore, Peters performed Lynch’s crotch-grabbing celebration on his cousin’s turf at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum after clinching the Rams’ win by returning an interception for a touchdown with just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Lynch’s celebration became part of NFL lore in 2010 when he did it during the Seattle Seahawks’ win over the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs.
While Peters might face NFL discipline for the celebration, most viewers understood the spirit in which the Oakland, Calif., native apparently performed it.
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