KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he has spoken with cornerback Marcus Peters about his apparent use of profanity directed to a fan during Monday night's game against Washington at Arrowhead Stadium.
"I had a chance to see what took place,'' Reid said. "We can't go in that direction. It's been addressed. I love the compete in the kid. I appreciate his work ethic and everything else but as professionals that's not something we want to take place.''
Peters was caught by TV cameras shouting at a fan behind the Chiefs bench after allowing a touchdown pass in the third quarter of the game, won by the Chiefs 29-20. The incident was shown live on ESPN's broadcast.
After issuing his statement about Peters' outburst, Reid declined to answer further questions about the incident.
Peters was also among several players from both teams involved in an incident at midfield during pregame warm-ups. Players were jawing with one another and had to be separated by coaches.
Peters was the last Chiefs player to be pulled from the incident.
Peters, who rarely speaks to reporters during the week, was not in the locker room Wednesday.
He spoke volumes after the game, though, telling reporters in front of his locker that "I killed my damn self'' by giving up the touchdown catches. He claimed that Pryor pushed off on the first, "but that's the game of football.'' And he ultimately called his performance "hella weak.''
Peters also drew the ire of many fans for sitting during the national anthem, something that he's done regularly since last year, even though he stood with the rest of the Chiefs for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
Asked whether the message Peters is trying to deliver by sitting has gotten lost amid his antics, Reid replied: "I'm just going to leave it with the statement that I mentioned.''
The Associated Press contributed to this report.