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Chiefs CB Marcus Peters suspended for Sunday's game after Jets incident

06 December 2017

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has suspended cornerback Marcus Peters for Sunday's home game against Oakland. As Peters left, escorted by a member of the Chiefs security team, he even stopped to slap hands with a Chiefs fan in the stands. He did so with Marty Mornhinweg and Brad Childress in Philadelphia and with Doug Pederson in Kansas City, though the sources said Reid will continue to have strong oversight during the game. When asked about the situation, Reid stated, "This was something Marcus [Peters] and I discussed".

Peters, who played his college football at the University of Washington, was originally selected by Kansas City in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Peters will also be spending the week thinking about his action as he will not be allowed to practice. What changed or led Reid to this decision is not clear, but it is obvious that the Chiefs have an identity problem - especially on defense.

The frustration turned back toward the field against the Jets, the Chiefs sixth lost in the last seven games.

Reid made the announcement in a news conference Wednesday. It started with the Week 1 loss of safety Eric Berry and slowly has eroded to this point. He picked up the referee's thrown flag, tossed it into the crowd, then walked off the field assuming he had been ejected.

Chiefs CB Marcus Peters suspended for Sunday's game after Jets incident