Huskies suspend quarterback, receiver
Two University of Washington football players, including the team's presumptive starting quarterback, were suspended by the team Thursday.
Quarterback Cyler Miles and wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were punished for violating team rules, coach Chris Petersen announced in a press release.
While Petersen didn't detail the reason for the suspensions, multiple Washington media outlets reported that two unnamed Huskies football players were accused of assault Sunday night during celebrations of the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl win.
The alleged incident occurred in the University District. According to a police report, two men wearing Broncos attire first had a verbal exchange with a man and a woman, and the men eventually was punched in the face multiple times.
Witnesses told police that the same men might have been involved in a separate altercation Sunday night.
Miles, a Colorado product heading into his redshirt sophomore season, played in eight games last season, completing 37 of 61 passes for 418 yards with four touchdown passes and two interceptions. During his lone start, in place of injured senior regular Keith Price, he led Washington to a 69-27 rout of Oregon State, going 15-for-24 for 162 yards with one TD pass and no interceptions.
Stringfellow, a Southern California product heading into his sophomore season, played 12 games last season and started the final three. He made 20 receptions for 259 yards and one touchdown.