While it’s important not to rush to judgement until all the facts are known, things certainly don’t look good right now for two University of Washington football players.
According to the UW, quarterback Cyler Miles and wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow have both been suspended from the team indefinitely, due to what a press release from coach Chris Peterson describes as “a violation of team rules.” The suspensions come on the heels of news that two - so far unnamed - UW players are being investigated for two alleged assaults after the Super Bowl last Sunday.
Here’s how The Seattle Time’s Adam Jude describes the alleged assaults:
A man told police he was assaulted around 8:30 p.m. Sunday on the 2300 block of NE 55th Street after the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos. The man said two suspects jumped out of a car and asked the man if he was a Seahawks fan. According to the police report, the man said “something like yeah of course, are you Broncos fans?”
The suspects then “came at” the man and “started punching (him) in the face,” according to the report. The man and a friend identified the two suspects by looking at the UW football roster online.
Names in the police report have been redacted.
At least one of the football players was identified as a suspect in an earlier assault near a post-Super Bowl bonfire on the corner of NE 47th Street and 19th Avenue NE. In that incident, a female victim was knocked down and had her camera damaged by one of the suspects.
Both of the suspects were described as wearing Broncos gear.
Miles is from the Denver suburb of Centennial, Colo., while Stringfellow is from Perris, Calif.
Those interested in reading the police report in full can find it here, via The News Tribune in Tacoma and the Seattle Police Department.