BY SPNW Staff 08:00PM 03/31/2014

Huskies’ Miles cleared, Stringfellow charged

Cyler Miles won’t be charged for a February assault, according to multiple reports Monday. No word yet about WR Damore’ea Stringfellow. Both remain suspended.

Suspended indefinitely in February, Washington QB Cyler Miles’ status with the team hasn’t changed. / gohuskies.com

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles won’t face criminal charges for his involvement in a Feb. 2 alleged assault that occurred a few hours after the Super Bowl in the the 2300 block of NE 55th Street, according to multiple reports. But teammate WR Damore’ea Stringfellow will be charged with two counts of fourth degree misdemeanor assault and one count of malicious mischief.

The malicious mischief charge is also expected to be a misdemeanor, according to a story Monday night in The Seattle Times, citing an anonymous source. Charges are expected to be filed by Thursday.

KING5.com broke the story Monday afternoon. It was later confirmed by KJR 950 AM radio’s Dave “Softy” Mahler.

Stringfellow and Miles haven’t participated in UW’s spring practices. First-year coach Chris Petersen suspended the pair Feb. 6. Practices resume Tuesday after players were off last week for spring break.

As a redshirt freshman in 2013, Miles threw for 418 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in eight games. The Centennial, CO., native made one start late in the season, leading the Huskies to an improbable 69-27 road win against Oregon State. Before the suspension, Miles was the favorite to become the Huskies’ starter in 2014.

Stringfellow caught 20 passes for 259 yards and a receiving touchdowns as a true freshman last season. His best game came in a 41-31 loss to UCLA late in the year (eight catches, 147 yards and a receiving score). Stringfellow made three starts and appeared in 12 of 13 games.


YourThoughts

  • jafabian

    Be interesting to see where Coach Pete goes from here.

  • Jeff Shope

    Maybe not enough evidence to charge but he was involved and as far as I’m concerned he can take his sorry butt back to colorado

    • jafabian

      I’m interested in hearing his version of the turn of events. Never should have been involved in anything close to this.

    • art thiel

      I’d prefer to know more.

  • WestCoastBias79

    I’ve been around idiot friends doing idiotic things when I was younger. If there wasn’t even enough to charge him for a misdemeanor (talking about Miles here), I think throwing him off the team is a little severe. Suspend him for maybe a game, then move on.

    • art thiel

      I’d also like to hear from the victims, although I understand they would be putting themselves in the line of verbal fire from those Huskies’ fans who care about nothing but winning games.

      • WestCoastBias79

        Different coaches, different circumstances, but ASJ’s DUI is much dumber than a non-misdemeanor, and Miles didn’t crash his car into a nursing home. In the annals of jockery, a non-misdemeanor witnessing your buddy be an idiot is pretty innocuous. Stringfellow pretty much assaulted someone, he’s a different story. Also, in hippie Seattle, post-Seatlle Times Neuheisel, a prosecutor would love the appearance of going tough on a thug athlete, the fact that they couldn’t find enough evidence in my mind is telling.

      • Jeff Shope

        Not sure about that these guys messed with Seahawk fans after first SB win not sure there will be a whole lot of sympathy towards these guys in the name of football. I know there won’t be from me

        • poulsbogary

          This is what i am not clear on on this issue. No sympathy because they “dissed” seahawk fans, or because what they did was just wrong? Not picking on you Jeff S, it’s just the overall arguments that I have been hearing.

  • Edgar Martinez

    Well, it appears Stringfellow sabotaged his career for now. He seemed to have a ton of potential too. There were times he clearly looked like the best receiver on the field to me.