Washington quarterback Cyler Miles will not face criminal charges after being accused of an alleged assault of at least one Seahawks fan during two post-Super Bowl incidents near campus on Feb. 2, according to multiple reports.
The Seattle City Attorney’s Office and the King County Prosecutor’s Office have both been reviewing the case. KING5 first reported that Miles won’t be charged.
There was no immediate word on wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow, who was also involved in the alleged assault.
The King County Prosecutor’s Office is expected to make a formal announcement on the case this week.
The two players, both projected starters for the Huskies in 2014, were suspended indefinitely from the team three days after the incidents. They did not participate in the first two weeks of spring practices earlier this month.
The players’ status with the team remains unchanged as of Monday afternoon, a school spokesman said. The Huskies, after a two-week break, resume spring practices Tuesday morning.
According to a Seattle Police report, a man told police he was assaulted around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 2 on the 2300 block of N.E. 55th Street after the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos. The man said two suspects jumped out of a white sedan and asked the man if he was a Seahawks fan. According to the police report, the man said “something like, ‘Yeah of course, are you Broncos fans?’ ”
The suspects then “came at” the man and “started punching (him) in the face,” according to the report. The man and a friend identified the two suspects by looking at the UW football roster online. Names in the police report are redacted.
At least one of the football players was identified as a suspect in an earlier assault near a post-Super Bowl bonfire on the corner of N.E. 47th Street and 19th Avenue N.E. In that incident, a female victim told police a man “had attempted to rip a video camera from her hands and then knocked her out.” Her camera was damaged, but he woman provided police pictures of a “scuffle” at the bonfire.
Both of the suspects in the police report were described as wearing Broncos gear.
Miles, a sophomore from Centennial, Colo., is the favorite to take over as the Huskies’ starting quarterback in 2014. He started one game for injured senior Keith Price in 2013 and led UW to a 69-27 victory at Oregon State.
As a true freshman, Stringfellow, from Perris, Calif., played in 12 games for UW in 2013, starting the final three. He had 20 catches for 259 yards and one touchdown reception, from Miles, against UCLA.