Yesterday evening, it was reported that two members of the Washington football program were being looked at in connection to an on-campus assault.
A day later, coincidentally, UW has announced a pair of suspensions.
The Huskies announced in a release Thursday that new head football coach Chris Petersen has suspended quarterback Cyler Miles and wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow indefinitely for the standard violation of team rules. Of course, no specific violation was given and the alleged assault that’s being probed was not mentioned.
Miles served as Keith Price‘s primary backup in 2013, playing in eight games and starting one. With Price completing his collegiate career, Miles is looked upon as the successor at the position.
In 2013, Stringfellow caught 20 passes for 259 yards. Like Miles, Stringfellow is a projected starter heading into spring practice. Whether either will be available, however, remains to be seen.
According to media accounts, two UW football players were involved in an alleged assault Super Bowl Sunday. The alleged victim told police that he was punched multiple times in the face by the assailants, whom he later identified by looking up their profiles on UW’s official website.
The police report redacted the names of the alleged perpetrators, and the university has yet to officially acknowledge any players were involved. No charges have been filed nor any arrests made in connection to the incident.