Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Kansas City Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for game against Raiders

Kansas City Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for game against Raiders

The culmination of events came the first time the Chiefs played the Raiders when Peters landed an unnecessary hit on quarterback Derek Carr. Head coach Andy Reid announced on Wednesday afternoon that Peters would be suspended after the most recent incident, but everything else would remain, "In-house".

Peters was visibly angry following a Chiefs penalty on the two-point conversion in the final minutes of the loss to the New York Jets. The ensuing skirmish featured a unusual turn of events when Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch ran in from the sidelines to "defend Peters".

Following the game, Reid said: "That's why he left the field". He later returned, but obviously, his behavior irked the Chiefs. Darrelle Revis, who was signed last week off the street, started Sunday and was made a captain against his former Jets team but was benched in the second half.

The Chiefs have lost six of their last seven games after getting off to a 5-0 start, so Peters is nearly certainly not the only player who is frustrated. Peters apparently thought he was ejected from the game and was escorted from the field by Chiefs personnel before returning a short time later when the situation was sorted out. Oakland also won the first meeting in October, so a Raiders victory would give them essentially a two-game lead in the division.

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