Husky football players suspected of attacks suspended by coach

by: Henry Rosoff Updated:

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SEATTLE - Two University of Washington football players suspected in attacks on Super Bowl Sunday have been suspended by head coach Chris Petersen.

Petersen has suspended next year's projected starting quarterback Cyler Miles and freshman wide reciever Damore'ea Stringfellow indefinitely for violation of team rules.  The UW Athletic Department had no further comment.

According to police reports obtained by KIRO 7, a white car pulled up behind a man as he walked along NE 55th St. after the Seahawks won Sunday night.

Two people, including one the victim identified as Stringfellow, hopped out of the car and asked him if he was a Seahawks fan.

Then they began hit him with "multiple punches" to his "left eye, chin, and cheek" before they hopped back in the car and took off, according to the report.

The victim searched the UW football team roster online and found the two players he said attacked him.

According to police reports, the same two UW football players were involved in a separate "scuffle" near Sunday night's celebratory bonfire on campus. One was wearing a "Broncos hat."

The reports said that during the celebration, they tried to destroy the camera of a fellow student who might have gotten pictures of them fighting.

UW students KIRO 7 spoke with found the whole thing hard to believe.

A Seattle police spokeswoman would not confirm the identity of the players being investigated, and said police have so far made no arrests.

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