The Kansas City Chiefs take discipline into their own hands.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced Wednesday that the team has suspended cornerback Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders for his actions during Kansas City's loss to the New York Jets last Sunday.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, by sources, that the Chiefs are prohibiting Peters without paying because he left the field while the game was underway.
In the final moments of the loss, Peters threw a penalty flag in the stands after teammate Steven Nelson was called up for defensive maintenance in a two-point conversion attempt. Peters was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, and assuming he would be sent off, he walked to the locker room while the game went on. When told that he was not expelled, Peters returned to the field, without socks, but did not return to the game.
On Monday, Reid told reporters he had not decided to discipline Peters, but "that was the wrong thing to [Peters] do".
Kansas City will miss Peters for his crucial division game against Oakland, which will see Michael Crabtree return from suspension and see Amari Cooper return from injury.
To replace Peters, the Chiefs may have to rely on veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis. K.C. He signed Revis out of the streets last week. The corner played 36 plays in the first half against the Jets, but missed the entire second half. Terrance Mitchell will also see sudden increases from Nelson against the Raiders.