Washington quarterback Cyler Miles warms up prior to the Cactus Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Rick Scuteri
March 13, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) Washington quarterback Cyler Miles is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the team and will not participate in spring practice for the second straight season.

Washington coach Chris Petersen announced Miles' decision in a statement Friday. Miles' decision was not a disciplinary matter and he will remain enrolled in school.

Petersen said Miles is ''dealing with some things in his life that are more important than football'' and felt time away from the team would be best.

Miles was suspended for spring practice last year after his role in two on-campus assaults in February 2014. He was also suspended for the season opener but ended up starting 12 games, throwing for 2,397 yards, 17 touchdowns and four interceptions.

With Miles out, the only quarterbacks on Washington's roster for spring practice are Jeff Lindquist, K.J. Carta-Samuels and freshman Jake Browning.

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