Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters one game for throwing flag

Ross Houston
December 6, 2017

Although it did not lead to a suspension from the NFL, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced on Wednesday that the Chiefs have handed Peters a one-game ban, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson was called for defensive holding while the Jets were attempting a two-point conversion after scoring a touchdown.

The suspension is punishment for Peters' actions against the New York Jets last Sunday, when he threw a referee's flag into the stands. Peters had been flagged for unsportsman-like conduct but was not ejected. The ensuing skirmish featured a unusual turn of events when Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch ran in from the sidelines to "defend Peters".

Reid slept on it and made his decision known on Wednesday that Peters would miss the Raiders game.

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

However, the questionable behavior continued on the gridiron with Peters obvious lack of will to tackle during the game. 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 did not appear in the team's locker room following the game. Lynch, who went to Oakland Tech, is close with Peters.

Following the game, Reid said: "That's why he left the field". They find themselves in a thick AFC West race now with the Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers and have to beat the Raiders to avoid falling below.500 and slipping out of first place in the division.

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