Chiefs coach Andy Reid took matters into his own hands Wednesday by suspending Marcus Peters for one game after the cornerback chucked a penalty flag into the stands at MetLife Stadium during the closing minutes of Sunday's loss to the Jets. After the penalty, Peters left the field and headed into the locker room (he wasn't ejected).
Reid didn't say if the suspension was because Peters threw an official's flag into the stands during last Sunday's game against the Jets, walked off the field after the incident or for both actions.
When asked earlier in the week whether or not he would punish Peters for his flag toss, Reid replied: "I'm evaluating all that as I go".
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The 36-year-old has not played since winning last year's tournament in Melbourne - when she was pregnant with her first child. Williams, who gave birth to a daughter in September, could return for the Australian Open next month.
Reid said he made the decision based on Sunday's game. Still, in spite of their slide, the Chiefs remain tied for first place in the AFC West with the Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers. He has also been suspended from practice this week.
Peters, who played his college football at the University of Washington, was originally selected by Kansas City in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Without their top corner, the Chiefs' defense represents a plus matchup for the Raiders' passing game this week.