Details have been sparse on the status of Cyler Miles and Damore'ea Stringfellow, as we all well know, but they haven't been nonexistent.
Chris Petersen was a guest on the Brock and Danny show on ESPN's Seattle affiliate station. You can listen to the podcast here:
But the gist of what we're concerned with is summarized by Danny O'Neil:
UW Coach Chris Petersen says that status of suspended players (Demore'ea Stringfellow, Cyler Miles) won't be determined until fall.— Danny 710ESPNSeattle (@BrocknDanny) April 16, 2014
There are lines to be read between. If you listen to the podcast, Chris Petersen actually says that "we'll probably let everybody know in the fall," so you can more accurately read the word "determined" as "revealed," which makes sense. It would come as a great surprise if at this point in time Chris Petersen is still unaware as to what he is going to do with these two young men. Simply put: we'll likely find out what is actually going to happen when it actually happens (not unlike Steve Sarkisian's handling of Austin Seferian-Jenkins a year ago).
Additionally, there is now resolution to Damore'ea Stringfellow's situation legally, as he plead guilty to three misdemeanor charges (two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of third-degree malicious mischief) and was given his sentencing: 5 days on a work crew, a $693 fine or 70 hours of community service, and restitution to the victims of his crimes.
So with all this taken in and analyzed, here's a guess as to what we could see for the football future for these two Huskies:
- It seems likely that they'll resume practicing with the team when the fall period begins in August. Missing the spring period put them way behind their peers, and in order for them to be able to contribute in any meaningful way in the fall, they need to get out on the practice field and get up to speed.
- Given that Miles was not charged with anything and has been punished in a big way with respect to his chances of winning the QB1 spot, it would be somewhat surprising to see any further suspension for him.
- Further suspension of Stringfellow seems both likely and reasonable. So long as he takes care of all the requirements levied unto him by both the court and the coaches, him missing a couple games looks like what's going to happen. One or two games would be the safe money, perhaps even up to four, but don't expect him to miss any Pac-12 game action.