Marcus Peters Suspended for One Game by Kansas City Chiefs

Marcus Peters Suspended for One Game by Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters received a one-game suspension from head coach Andy Reid following his actions against the New York Jets on Sunday, the latest in a series of incidents involving the volatile and competitive Peters in his young career.

Reid has also docked Peters from team practices this week ahead of this weekend's home game against the Raiders.

Reid said he talked to some veteran players about suspending Peters but made the decision before speaking to them. Against the Jets, Peters let his frustration boil over, picking up a referee's flag and launched it into the crowd. "I'm not going to get into the details".


When informed that he wasn't ejected, Peters returned to the field - without socks. The frustration from the rise to a 5-0 start, and the fall to 6-6, has resulted in several meltdowns throughout the season. Peters had been flagged for unsportsman-like conduct but was not ejected.

When the Raiders and Chiefs played on October 19 in Oakland, Peters drew the ire of Raiders offensive lineman for his hit on quarterback Derek Carr, a play in which he was called for unnecessary roughness. Lynch, who went to Oakland Tech, is close with Peters. However on Sunday, the old Smith was back, taking chances down the field and rewarding the team with 31 total points on the board and 4 touchdown passes to his credit.

The Chiefs are tied with the Raiders and Chargers atop the AFC West with four games to play, so the victor of Sunday's contest will have a leg up for the division crown.

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