Washington cornerback Marcus Peters was suspended for one game after throwing a tantrum on the sidelines during Washington’s 59-52 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday, according to the Seattle Times.
Peters will miss Saturday's home game against Illinois.
Peters was benched in the third quarter of the game after receiving a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for head-butting an opponent.
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“I’m just not into stupid penalties,” Washington head coach Chris Petersen said. “It’s not even an issue whether the guy’s going to play or not if they don’t conduct themselves right. If you don’t play like we want you play, you’re not playing. It’s not even a decision for me; it’s easy.”
Washington’s pass defense ranks 117th in the NCAA after giving up 475 yards to Eastern Washington. Peters, a junior, earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors last season after recording five interceptions.
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