Cornerback Marcus Peters, a focal point in the on-field altercation that led to the ejection of Marshawn Lynch earlier this season, was suspended for one game without pay by Chiefs coach Andy Reid Wednesday and won’t face the Raiders Sunday in Kansas City.
Peters threw an official’s flag into the stands with 2:15 to play in a 38-31 loss to the New York Jets Sunday, and then, believing he had been ejected, left the field of play. Peters had been flagged for unsportsman-like conduct but was not ejected.
The McClymonds High product then returned to the field, but wasn’t wearing socks.
In a conference call with Bay Area media, Reid declined to elaborate.
“I’m not going to get into the whole thing here,” Reid said. “I’ll tell you the same thing I told our media. I just did what I thought was best for the Chiefs. That’s how I try to go about my business.”
When the Raiders and Chiefs played on Oct. 19 in Oakland, Peters drew the ire of Raiders offensive linemen for his hit on quarterback Derek Carr, a play in which he was called for unnecessary roughness.
During an on-field skirmish with 6:12 to play in the first half and the Chiefs leading 17-14, Lynch raced from the sideline to intervene, getting between Raiders players and Peters. Lynch, who went to Oakland Tech, is close with Peters.
Lynch was suspended for one game without pay, with Peters testifying on his behalf unsuccessfully in the subsequent appeal.
Peters leads the Chiefs with three interceptions and five passes defensed in addition to 41 tackles, two of them for losses.
Next up on the depth chart is Kenneth Acker, and it could also mean an increased role for veteran Darrelle Revis.
“I’ll expect the other guys to step up and play,” Reid said. “That’s kind of how we roll here.”