University of Washington football players Cyler Miles and Damore’ea Stringfellow have been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, the UW announced Thursday.
A Seattle Police report dated Feb. 3 indicates that two UW football players are accused of assaulting a man in the University District on Sunday night, after the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.
The names of the players are redacted in the report. According to jail records, no arrests have been made.
A man told police that he was walking with his girlfriend in the 2300 block of NE 55th Street at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday when two men riding in a white, mid-90s sedan exited the vehicle and approached them.
According to police, the men asked the man and his girlfriend if they were Seahawks fans.
The man responded, according to the report, that they were, and asked the men from the car if they were Broncos fans. The men from the car cut off the man and his girlfriend as they tried to walk away, “got in their face,” according to police, and shoved the man into a bush.
When the man pushed back, both men from the car “came at him” and landed multiple punches to his face, while the female driving the white sedan screamed at the suspects to get back in the car.
After neighbors ran into the street to assist, the suspects got in the car and left. The alleged victim sustained “significant bruising” to his left eye and chin/cheek area, according to police, and his zip-up jacket was ripped.
When the alleged victim told a friend about what happened, the friend told him it sounded like the men who allegedly attacked him were also involved in an earlier “scuffle” near the couch-burning celebration at NE 47th Street and 19th Avenue NE.
Using the UW football roster, the alleged victim identified two players as his attackers, according to police.
At the previous altercation, according to police, the alleged victim’s friend witnessed at least one of the suspects wearing a red, short-sleeved shirt, then saw a female fall to the ground and heard someone yell, “yo, string, let’s go!”
Both suspects were wearing dark clothing, according to the report, and one of them was wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt with the UW logo on the right chest area. The alleged victim and his girlfriend both told police they were “positive” of the identity of one of their suspects, and the alleged victim said he was “almost positive” of the identity of the second suspect.
Miles, who will be a third-year sophomore next season, is from Centennial, Colo., and was viewed as the favorite to win the starting quarterback job. Stringfellow, who will be a sophomore, is from Perris, Calif., and caught 20 passes for 259 yards last season as a freshman.