The Washington Athletic Department has issued a statement confirming the release of Marcus Peters from the football program. Few details are provided beyond the fact that the dismissal was the result of disciplinary issues and that Peters' scholarship will be honored by the university.
The release of Peters is certain to raise questions about his draft stock as the Junior CB was expected to declare this spring. While his talent is unquestionable, several disciplinary issues of the "on the field" variety are certain to raise questions about his coachability. The good news is that Peters has not had any known issues off the field.
The Huskies will face the rest of the season dangerously short-handed at CB with only Sr Travell Dixon, Fr Naijiel Hale, Fr Sidney Jones and Fr Darren Gardnhire available. Jr Brian Clay and So WR John Ross are widely expected to provide depth going forward.
The full UW news release is included below. Please use this post to continue the discussion from the previous Fanshot.
November 6, 2014
Junior cornerback Marcus Peters was dismissed from the Washington football program last night, head coach Chris Petersen announced today.
"These are not decisions that are taken lightly," Petersen said. "We have high standards for players in our program and they are held accountable when those standards are not met. I wish Marcus the best in the completion of his education and in achieving his football goals."
The UW will continue to provide Peters' scholarship through the completion of his education.