Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for one game

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Earlier this week, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that the team was evaluating possible discipline for cornerback Marcus Peters after Peters left the field early during last Sunday’s loss to the Jets.

Reid revealed the result of that evaluation on Wednesday. Reid announced that Peters has been suspended for this Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

Peters left the field after drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for throwing a penalty flag into the stands after teammate Steven Nelson was called for a penalty on a Jets two-point conversion try in the fourth quarter. Peters apparently thought he was ejected from the game and was escorted from the field by Chiefs personnel before returning a short time later when the situation was sorted out.

Peters was not wearing socks or leg pads when he returned to the sideline, but, per Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Reid didn’t say which of the developments he felt warranted a suspension.

Without Peters, the Chiefs may not have a choice about giving Darrelle Revis extended playing time against Oakland. Revis played 39 first-half snaps against the Jets and Reid said after the game that he was easing the veteran back into action. Nelson, Terrence Mitchell, Phillip Gaines and Kenneth Acker are the other options.

53 responses to “Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for one game

  1. Peters apparently thought he was ejected from the game and was escorted from the field by Chiefs personnel…and none of those Chiefs personnel bothered to tell Peters that he had not been ejected? SMDH.

  2. If he was gonna get suspended for 1 game anyway, he may as well have purposefully tried to injure a Jet, get his money’s worth out of it

  3. So nPeter gets the same penalty of a one game suspension for tossing a flag out of frustration as Gronk did forhitting a defenseless player on the ground who was out of bounds.

    What’s wrong with this picture?

  4. Titan says:
    December 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    Does the talent match the trouble?

    No, no it does not. The kid has been resting on his rookie season laurels for 2 years now. He has the ability but refuses to tackle and is a petulant child.

  5. So he got suspended for thinking he was ejected and then leaving after throwing the official’s flag into the stand.

    You can’t make this up!!!

  6. funshipm174 says:
    So nPeter gets the same penalty of a one game suspension for tossing a flag out of frustration as Gronk did forhitting a defenseless player on the ground who was out of bounds.
    What’s wrong with this picture?
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    What’s wrong with the picture is that people either have poor reading comprehension skills, or worse, they comment without bothering to read the story.
    Gronk was suspended by the league. Marcus Peters’ suspension was an in-house move by the Chiefs against one of their own. While the Chiefs won’t say so publicly, his punishment likely had something to do with walking off the field in addition to throwing the flag into the stands.
    If the league had administered both these punishments your comment would have some merit. It didn’t, rendering that comment a pointless exercise in the comparison of apples and oranges.

  7. Awesome news! He will have an entire week to go to the inner-cities and help the troubled youth and volunteer his time with the local police to bridge the gap between minorities and the police. Oh wait! He won’t do any of those things will he. Guess all the kneeling was for nothing

  8. Marshawn will get him out of it. They’re “cousins” and grew up in the same neighborhood, years apart. Because that means something. They got each others back. Ride or Die.

  9. Amari Copper 200+ yards and 3 TD’s with a concussion and sprained ankle.

    Breaking News: Marshawn Lynch has asked The Raiders for a one game suspension to be with his cousin Marcus Peters

  10. Marcus Peters is a primadonna that is Not as good as he thinks he is. When good QB’s have thrown his way this year, he has been beat. Peters has been a problem child since he was drafted. I am proud of Reid for suspending Peters for 1 game. As a fan, i wish it were a different game, cause we need Marcus this week, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

  11. The Chiefs knew what they were getting when they drafted Peters. He was a great DB prospect, but had some attitude issues. I believe he was kicked off the team his Senior year at Washington and went to live with Marshawn Lynch afterwards.

  12. Peters should appeal by saying the nfl is trying to silence his protests and call this racist. His suspension will be gone an hour later.

  13. So nPeter gets the same penalty of a one game suspension for tossing a flag out of frustration as Gronk did forhitting a defenseless player on the ground who was out of bounds.

    What’s wrong with this picture?

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    For starters, the NFL suspended Gronkowski, and the TEAM suspended Peters. Work on your reading comprehension.

  14. tb12kingofthe7kingdoms says:
    December 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm
    Awesome news! He will have an entire week to go to the inner-cities and help the troubled youth and volunteer his time with the local police to bridge the gap between minorities and the police. Oh wait! He won’t do any of those things will he. Guess all the kneeling was for nothing

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    What’s your point? That immature people shouldn’t express opinions about perceived police brutality or minority-population issues? Hey, he gets to stick his foot in his mouth just like everybody else.

  15. I’m not sure how the rest of Raider Nation feels but it seems to me like we are having a lot of things go our way this season in spite of the team being terrible for the first half of the season and the Chiefs letting us back into the division race we have had a lot of calls go our way and we have played against teams at the right time. For instance I would not want to play the Jets or Titans now and then this happens and it’s like another Christmas present I just hope they can do something with it
    Raider Nation out

  16. The Chiefs are probably better off without Peters. Unfortunately my Raiders still carry his cancerous “cousin” Lynch.

  17. Gotta say I’m surprised that Andy suspended him, but it was the right move. Peters has been acting like a knucklehead for a while and he’s just not playing up to what he’s capable of doing. There is usually a track record of issues rather than just one incident that leads to a suspension. The flag throwing thing was probably just the last straw.

    Hopefully this kid gets his head on straight after this. Also hoping that the message the suspension sends to the rest of the D is loud and clear. Going to be interesting to see how they react.

  18. He should ask Reid for two weeks off so that he will be rested up when Keenan Allen comes into Arrowhead and smokes him.

  19. slick50kc says:
    December 6, 2017 at 6:19 pm
    Send him to oakland with the rest of the trash. Thankfully, Cooper can’t catch a cold

    You mean like the 11 catches for 210 yards and two TD’s Cooper had against the Chiefs earlier this year?

  20. The NFL should have suspended him, give a break, if he played for the Raiders he would have been suspended immediately!

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