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Morning links: Examining the Marcus Peters fallout

Lots written today about coach Chris Petersen's decision to dismiss star cornerback Marcus Peters from the program. Let's get to it.

--- Here's our story in today's newspaper about Peters, with some comments from analyst Rob Rang  how his dismissal might impact his NFL draft stock.

--- John McGrath writes that Peters might be better for it in the future.

We still don’t know much about Petersen, who regards privacy — be it his own, or his team’s — as the most sacred of civil rights.

But we know this: He would sooner take a barefooted one-mile walk over hot coals and shards of glass, than tolerate the antagonistic attitude of an exceptionally gifted athlete.

Unless Peters was as toxic a presence in the locker room as Percy Harvin reportedly was with the Seahawks, the jettisoning of a proven defensive playmaker — two days before UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley shows up at Husky Stadium — has no immediate benefits.

Long term? A different story. Petersen can walk into the homes of the high school kids he’s recruiting, look eye-to-eye at the parents, and make a very convincing case that he draws a line.

--- Jerry Brewer writes that Chris Petersen had little choice other than to kick Peters off the team.

--- Adam Jude takes a look at Petersen's disciplinary actions during his first season at Washington.

--- Here's the UW Daily's story on Peters.

--- The Huskies men's basketball team tipped off its season (sort of) last night with an 88-65 exhibition victory over Saint Martin's.

--- Rang writes some more about Peters.

--- Here's USA Today's UW-UCLA preview capsule.

--- The AP writes about Shaq Thompson vs. Myles Jack.

--- UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks is enjoying his last hurrah.

--- Devin Fuller is trying to break loose for the Bruins.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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