Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for game vs. Raiders


The Kansas City Chiefs are taking discipline into their own hands.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced Wednesday that the team has suspended cornerback Marcus Peters for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders for his actions during Kansas City’s loss to the New York Jets.


NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources, that the Chiefs partly are banning Peters without pay because he left the field of play while the game was on.

In the waning moments of the defeat, Peters threw a penalty flag into the stands after teammate Steven Nelson was called for defensive holding on a two-point conversion attempt. Peters was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, and assuming he would be ejected, walked to the locker room as the game continued. When told he wasn’t ejected, Peters returned to the field, without socks, but did not return to the game.

On Monday, Reid told reporters he had not decided on discipline for Peters, but “that was the wrong thing for [Peters] to do.”

Kansas City will miss Peters for their crucial division clash against Oakland, who will see the return of Michael Crabtree from

Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000888861/article/chiefs-suspend-marcus-peters-for-game-vs-raiders

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