Chiefs’ Peters suspended for Sunday’s game

Chiefs’ Peters suspended for Sunday’s game

Edwards: Peters’ suspension was overdue (2:13)

Herm Edwards explains it takes a lot for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid to suspend players, but after Marcus Peters’ incident on Sunday he isn’t surprised by the decision. (2:13)

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters has been suspended for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, coach Andy Reid said Wednesday.

Reid said Peters won’t practice this week.

Thinking he had been disqualified from the game after being penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, Peters retreated to the locker room before the end of Sunday’s 38-31 loss to the New York Jets.

But Peters hadn’t been ejected. He returned to the Kansas City sideline before the end of the game.

Peters was penalized for throwing a penalty flag into the stands after the Jets’ two-point try with 2:15 left in the game. The Chiefs initially stopped the play, but cornerback Steven Nelson was penalized for holding, prompting Peters’ action. Peters then left the playing field, escorted by a Chiefs security officer.

He stopped long enough to slap hands with a Chiefs fan near the tunnel and hand over a piece of equipment.

ESPN’s Adam Teicher contributed to this report.

Source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21690620/marcus-peters-kansas-city-chiefs-suspended-sunday-game

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