Jarvis Landry calls Marcus Peters ‘coward’ for spitting incident, NFL to look into it

Dec 14, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) runs with the ball after a catch as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters (24) and linebacker Tyus Bowser (54) defend during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

This past Monday night’s game between Jarvis Landry and the Browns and Marcus Peters Baltimore Ravens squad was among the best matchups of the entire 2020 NFL season.

Having just recently come back from an ugly bout with COVID-19 and dealing with an injury during the game, reigning MVP Lamar Jackson led his team back from behind to win 47-42.

There’s apparently now some drama unfolding behind the scenes as it relates to the two AFC North division rivals. That includes Jarvis Landry and Marcus Peters.

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Jarvis Landry calls Marcus Peters ‘coward’ for spitting incident

“He’s a coward,’’ Landry said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “I think he knew that maybe behind my back, he would do things like that, but to my face, he wouldn’t. Now, everyone knows what type of player he is, type of person he is.’’

The spitting incident allegedly took place late in the first quarter of Monday’s game with Peters spitting at Landry behind his back. Video evidence supports the claim from Jarvis Landry.

“We don’t have a history,’’ Jarvis Landry continued. “But for some reason he seemed to have it out for myself and O and whatever it is he fears I don’t know. But if a beef if what he wants, he’s definitely got it.”

Given the heightened COVID-19 protocols around the NFL, it’s obvious the league won’t take too kindly to Marcus Peters when coming up with some sort of punishment. However, we’re not at that point right now.

NFL looking into Jarvis Landry, Marcus Peters incident

Marcus Peters, Jarvis Landry spitting incident
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters (24) punches the ball out of the hands of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins (82) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. [Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal] Browns 20

“The NFL declined to comment on the incident today, a league spokesman told Cleveland.com. If they find wrongdoing, Peters will be fined for the incident,” Kay Cabot noted.

At this point, a fine might be the least of Marcus Peters concerns. The Pro Bowl Ravens cornerback has not done himself any favors since the incident. That included what could easily be described at sexist remarks levied in the direction of both Landry and fellow Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

“She (Landry) was upset because the other homegirl couldn’t really end up making it right now, because my dog is hurt,’’ Marcus Peters said in an Instagram Live post. “We understand that and I respect that. But the one homegirl that was out there just needs to shut the f— up until she gets back.’’

Yeah, that’s certainly not a great look.

It will be interesting to see what the NFL decides is the best course of action here. Normally, a fine would make sense. Then again, we’re talking about someone spitting on another player in the midst of a global pandemic.

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The league has in the past made statements by fining teams and docking draft picks for violating the NFL COVID-19 protocols. Obviously, Jarvis Landry was more than in violation of said protocols here. That doesn’t even take into account the ugly nature of his act.