UW football players suspended following Super Bowl assaults
SEATTLE -- A pair of University of Washington football players have been suspended indefinitely by Coach Chris Petersen in connection with two assaults that occurred during Super Bowl celebrations in the University District.
According to the Seattle Police Department's report for one of the assaults, a couple was walking in the 2300 block of Northeast 55th Street around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when a white sedan pulled up behind them and two men jumped out.
The victim later told officers the men asked him and his girlfriend if they were Seahawks fans. He said they were and asked the men if they were Broncos fans.
According to the report, the victim and his girlfriend tried to walk away but were stopped by the men, and a scuffle started during which the victim was punched multiple times in the face.
The woman driving the sedan kept yelling for the men to get back in the car, which they did when a number of neighbors came out to the street to help the victim, according to the report.
A friend of the victim said the two attackers sounded like the men involved in an earlier assault near the couches that were set on fire following the Seahawks' victory.
According to the report, the friend pulled the images of the men up on the University of Washington football team's website, and the victim recognized them as his attackers.
The friend told officers one of the men involved in the assault near the burning couches called the other one "String" and one was wearing a Denver Broncos hat.
On Thursday, the University of Washington announced the indefinite suspensions of Cyler Miles and Damore'ea Stringfellow for violation of team rules.
Miles, who attended high school in Colorado, replaced starter Keith Price at quarterback in a number of games last season. He was expected to start for the Huskies next season.
Stringfellow started the last three games of last season at wide receiver.