QB Miles reinstated; WR Stringfellow to transfer

christian.caple@thenewstribune.comMay 15, 2014 

Cyler Miles will remain a member of the University of Washington football team. Damore’ea Stringfellow will not.

Both players were suspended in early February after allegations of assault during a post-Super Bowl celebration Feb. 2 in the University District. UW coach Chris Petersen announced in a news release Wednesday that Miles, a third-year sophomore quarterback from Centennial, Colorado, has been reinstated and will resume participating in team activities.

According to the same release, Stringfellow, a sophomore receiver, “has decided to transfer” to another school.

Miles was not charged in connection with the incident because of insufficient evidence, but Stringfellow was charged with three misdemeanors. He pleaded guilty to each charge in April.

The release did not specify whether Stringfellow was told he could no longer play for the Huskies or if he was welcome to return but chose not to come back.

UW said it would have no further comment on the matter.

Stringfellow was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of malicious mischief after the King County Prosecutor’s Office determined that he assaulted a man and a woman, in separate incidents on the same night, and that he damaged a camera lens belonging to the woman.

The receiver from Perris, California, accepted a plea deal that included a sentence of five days on a work crew, plus $693 in fines or 70 hours of community service. Stringfellow also was ordered to complete anger management counseling.

Miles, the most experienced quarterback on the roster, was the presumed favorite to step into the starting quarterback job left vacant by the departure of Keith Price, though it’s unknown where Miles will rank on the depth chart when practices resume in August. Petersen side-stepped that question this spring. Troy Williams, a redshirt freshman, and Jeff Lindquist, a redshirt sophomore, were the only quarterbacks who participated in spring practices.

UW also announced that sophomore running back Ryan McDaniel would retire because of recurring knee injuries.

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