By Rich Hammond | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: September 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm | UPDATED: September 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm Marcus Peters celebrated an interception return for a touchdown with a crotch grab. The NFL, not amused, picked off a bit of Peters’ bank-account total on Friday. The league fined Peters more than $13,000 for his celebration during Monday’s season opener against Oakland, in which he dove backward into the endzone and clearly intended to make the gesture. Yahoo Sports first reported details of the fine. Peters said after the game that he was paying tribute to his close friend, Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, who did the same thing after two touchdowns in 2014 and was fined more than $30,000. New York Giants tight end Evan Engram did the same last year and was fined more than $12,000. Peters is set to make $1.74 million this season. Last year, when he played for Kansas City, Peters was fined more than $9,000 for a hit to … [Read more...] about Rams cornerback Marcus Peters fined $13,000 for touchdown gesture
Marcus Peters and Marshawn Lynch are very close. Peters decided to imitate one of Lynch's touchdown celebrations and like Lynch, the celebration will cost Peters some money. Peters, a cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams, picked off a pass from Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and returned the pick 50 yards for a touchdown Monday during the Rams 33-13 win. Peters celebrated by turning around and grabbing his crotch while falling backwards in the end zone. Peters was reportedly fined $13,000 for the gesture, according to a report. Peters and Lynch both grew up in Oakland and Peters said he was showing his respect to Lynch, a running back for the Raiders. "I did the Beast Mode," Peters told reporters after the game. "That's what I did." Lynch has been fined two times for grabbing his crotch during touchdown celebrations during his career. As a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Lynch was fined $20,000 after grabbing his crotch following his 24-yard … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Rams Marcus Peters fined for crotch grab TD celebration: Report
Posted September 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM | Updated September 14, 2018 at 11:21 AM rahmir.jpeg BC RB Rahmir Johnson (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) By Todderick Hunt | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Friday boasts the biggest game in the early stages of the 2018 high school football season as No. 1 Bergen Catholic takes on No. St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City. These two programs are historically two of the most talent-laden programs in the state. But which players on each roster are hometown Rutgers recruiting? Another interesting tie-in is Nunzio Campanile, who recruits the two schools for Rutgers after stepping down as Bergen Catholic head coach following a Non-public Group 4 title in 2017. Note: The game is being broadcast on NJ High School Sports Live, which can be accessed here. Sr. TE Tyler Devera A 6-4, 230-pounder, Devera was at one time committed to Rutgers but has re-opened his recruitment. He holds 13 offers including Buffalo, Air Force, Kent … [Read more...] about Bergen Catholic-St. Peter’s Prep showdown: Which players are being recruited by Rutgers?
NJ High School Sports Live will broadcast live from five games on Friday, Sept. 14, including what could be New Jersey's game of the year: No 1 Bergen Catholic at No. 2 St. Peter's Prep. In addition to playing for the top spot in the NJ.com rankings, the game has implications for the national polls and the field will be jammed with Division 1 commits and recruits. If you want to watch the game live or even a replay, NJ High School Sports Live was made for you. You can watch on your computer, phone or tablet. Below is the Friday night schedule for games we're broadcasting. All games begin at 7 p.m. Click any of these links to watch that specific game live or on demand: * No. 1 Bergen Catholic at No. 2 St. Peter's Prep Newark Central at West EssexToms River South at No. 13 Red Bank CatholicBarnegat at ShoreScotch Plains-Fanwood at Montgomery … [Read more...] about Live tonight on NJ.com: No. 1 Bergen Catholic vs. No. 2 St. Peter’s Prep, and 4 other football games
Posted September 14, 2018 at 07:56 AM | Updated September 14, 2018 at 07:57 AM By JJ Conrad and Patrick Lanni | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com BC-SPPCOLLAGE (2).jpg Photos by Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com As good as it gets: No. 1 vs. No. 2 As far as the regular season goes, Friday night is as good as it gets in New Jersey football as No. 1 Bergen Catholic is set to square off with No. 2 St. Peter's Prep at Caven Point at 7 p.m. It was no contest the last time these two non-public powers met in December last year, with Bergen Catholic putting the finishing touches on its first state title since 2004 with a dominant 44-7 victory over St. Peter's Prep at MetLife Stadium in the Non-Public Group 4 final. That, however, won't matter much tonight. It's a new year, featuring a new cast of stars, with two teams vying for the distinction as the state's best early in the year. And don't be surprised if this isn't the only contest featuring Bergen Catholic and St. Peter's … [Read more...] about NJ.com reporters break down Bergen Catholic, St. Peter’s Prep football as 1 vs. 2 meet