He was supposedly suspended then he wasn’t. Now he is again. Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the team’s season opener against Hawaii, according to Adam Jude of The Seattle Times.
BREAKING: Washington QB Cyler Miles suspended for season opener at Hawaii.
— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) July 24, 2014
The backstory of Miles’ suspension is nicely summed up by College Football Talk’s Kevin McGuire:
Miles and former wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow were connected to an on-campus assault incident that led to the suspensions. Miles was not charged for the incident. Stringfellow later decided to transfer to Nebraska, and then to Ole Miss. Miles was suspended by Washington on February 6 and then reinstated on May 14. After seeing Miles serve a suspension through spring practices, it comes as a small surprise to see he will now be suspended for the first game of the season, although this is also a way for new head coach Chris Peterson to lay down the (football) law and send a message to the entire team right off the bat.
Miles was selected back in May to be Keith Price’s heir apparent. Everything points to him taking that job for week two and beyond. However, he will need to beat out the man that starts week one, which will likely be either Jeff Lindquist or Troy Williams.
Miles was 37-61 passing for 418 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions last season. He also rushed for 200 yards on 23 attempts. The 6-foot-4, 220 pound sophomore must prove on the field that he’s been worth the headache off the field.