Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Jarvis Landry referred to Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters as a “coward” because of his behind-the-back spit captured in a photo and video taken during their Monday night game.
Peters was caught open-mouthed toward the end of the first quarter when he tried to spit on Landry.
The incident was not an issue in the game because Landry turned his back when it happened.
In reply to a statement from the Ravens, Peters said: “I didn’t spit at Jarvis. Where I come from, when you have an issue with someone, you deal with it face-to-face, man-to-man. Anyone who believes that I intentionally spit at him does not know me — plain and simple.”
Peters’s act might be seen as more worrying in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When questioned about this, Landry didn’t stay quiet. ”He’s a coward,” Landry said Thursday on a web conference after practice. ”He knew that maybe behind my back he could do things like that, but to my face he wouldn’t. Take it for what it’s worth and now I know. Everybody knows what type of player he is and the type of person he is and just move on from there.”
On his flight back to Baltimore after the Ravens thrilling 47-42 victory, Peters was also caught on video, shot by a teammate, calling Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., “homegirls.”