Earlier this week, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that the team was evaluating possible discipline for cornerback Marcus Peters after Peters left the field early during last Sunday's loss to the Jets. As Peters left, escorted by a member of the Chiefs security team, he even stopped to slap hands with a Chiefs fan in the stands.
Peters was not wearing socks or leg pads when he returned to the sideline, but, per Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Reid didn't say which of the developments warranted a suspension.
According to a report from the Washington Post, Peters threw a referee's flag into the crowd after a holding penalty was called on a teammate. "I haven't made any decision either way", Reid said. The ensuing skirmish featured a odd turn of events when Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch ran in from the sidelines to "defend Peters". "That was the wrong thing for him to do".
Thinking he had been ejected for the stunt, Peters headed to the locker room but in reality hadn't been tossed.
However, the questionable behavior continued on the gridiron with Peters obvious lack of will to tackle during the game.
Reid did not respond to inquiries regarding the development, as the Chiefs enter Sunday having lost five of six games after a 5-0 start.
Reid slept on it and made his decision known on Wednesday that Peters would miss the Raiders game.