WASHINGTON – The Rainbow Warriors catch a break in their season opener against Washington.
Huskies quarterback Cyler Miles was suspended for one game after accusations of two assaults on the University of Washington campus. The accusations came after two people reported being attacked after a Super Bowl party back in February. Both Miles and receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow were originally suspended from the team indefinitely; but Huskies coach Chris Petersen reinstated Miles on May 14, three months after the incident.
With the season opener at Aloha Stadium on August 30th, look for either sophomore Jeff Lindquist or red-shirt freshmen Troy Williams to be calling plays under center. Neither of them have played a single down in college football.
On Feb. 2, Stringfellow and Miles both were walking on the UW campus among a large crowd of Seattle Seahawk fans after the Superbowl. A fight broke out between an unidentified man and Stringfellow after the man grabbed at Stringfellow’s Denver Broncos hat. The second incident occurred about an hour later after Miles went up to a man and asked if he was a Seahawk fan. When the man said yes, Stringfellow allegedly punched him in the face. Miles was reportedly “acting aggressively”.
Stringfellow was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of malicious mischief. He was fined $693, sentenced to a five days on a work crew and must counseling for anger management. Following the incident, Stringfellow transferred to Ole Miss.
Expect Miles to be the starter for the Huskies squad this season after his suspension. Nfldraftscout.com rated Miles at their number ten out of 142 quarterbacks. Miles started one game in 2013 and threw for 162 yards and one touchdown in the Huskies’ 69-27 victory at Oregon State. As a freshman last season, he appeared in eight games, throwing for 418 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions with a 60.7 passing percentage. He received no criminal charges after the alleged involvement.