Report: Chiefs Suspend Marcus Peters Vs. Raiders For Tossing Ref’s Flag Into Stands

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 19: Marcus Peters #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after a play against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 19, 2017 in Oakland, California.
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The Kansas City Chiefs have suspended cornerback Marcus Peters for Sunday’s game against AFC West rival Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium, head coach Andy Reid announced.

“This was something Marcus and I discussed,” ReidĀ told reportersĀ of his decision. “I’m going to leave it at that.”

The cause of the suspension came during last Sunday’s 38-31 loss to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

During a fourth quarter drive for the Jets, Peters didn’t agree with a penalty call and threw the referee’s flag into the stands. He then proceeded to head into the locker room despite no sign of being ejected.

Despite starting 5-0, including a big week 1 win over the Patriots, the ChiefsĀ lost six of their last seven games to slip into a three-way tie with the Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers for the AFC West lead.

Kansas City ranksĀ 28thĀ in pass defense (252.8 yards allowed per game).

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