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Lindsey ThiryESPN

Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters‘ tribute to Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch turned out to be a costly one.

The NFL fined Peters $13,369 for grabbing his crotch as he jumped backward into the end zone for a touchdown during a season-opening victory in Oakland on Monday night.

“Yeah, it’s a lot of money,” Peters said after practice Friday. “But it was worth it.”

Rams coach Sean McVay said he thought the celebration, dubbed “The Beast Mode” by Peters, was good-natured.

“He’s got a close relationship with Marshawn,” McVay said. “This was something that he had discussed with him before, if he was going to be able to make a play like that. So it was a good way for those guys to kind of have an inside joke, laugh about it, and I think it all was in fun and lighthearted.”

Peters, who grew up in Oakland, intercepted a pass by Derek Carr with 1:59 remaining in the game and

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