Washington suspends Cyler Miles, Damore’ea Stringfellow for rules violation
Winning the Super Bowl is supposed to be a joyous and celebratory time for a city. But for two Washington football players, their actions following the Seahawks’ 43-8 victory over the Broncos last Sunday has caused them to be suspended indefinitely and possibly facing an investigation.
Via a report from KIRO7 TV in Seattle, wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow and quarterback Cyler Miles were involved in an incident last Sunday night:
According to police reports obtained by KIRO 7, a white car pulled up behind a man as he walked along NE 55th St. after the Seahawks won Sunday night. Two people, including one the victim identified as Stringfellow, hopped out of the car and asked him if he was a Seahawks fan.
Then they began hit him with “multiple punches” to his “left eye, chin, and cheek” before they hopped back in the car and took off, according to the report.
The victim searched the UW football team roster online and found the two players he said attacked him.
Henry Rosoff of KIRO7 also mentioned that the same two players were involved in a separate “scuffle” at a bonfire on campus. Neither player was identified initially, but both Stringfellow and Miles were later suspended for a violation of team rules by coach Chris Petersen on Thursday.
Statement from UW says coach Chris Petersen has suspended Cyler Miles and Damore’ea Stringfellow indefinitely for violation of team rules.—
Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) February 06, 2014
Stringfellow made 20 catches for 259 yards and a touchdown as a freshman. Miles, a former four-star recruit, had 418 passing yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions as Keith Price’s backup. Miles was expected to make a big jump in 2014 as a redshirt sophomore.