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 he’s decided to suspend a player for an entire game.,For the first time in Andy Reid’s five-year tenure as the Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach
 Reid announced that cornerback Marcus Peters will miss the Chiefs’ game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon due to his actions in the Chiefs’ 38-31 loss to the New York Jets last Sunday.,On Wednesday
 and will also lose a week’s pay.,Peters’ suspension means he will not practice with the team this week
“I’ve done a lot of thinking,Authentic Eric Fisher Jersey, and I’ve come to the conclusion I’m going to suspend him for this game,” Reid said. “He’ll be back the following week.”
Late in the fourth quarter of the Chiefs’ loss to the Jets, the Chiefs appeared to stop a two-point conversion that would have kept the Chiefs down just five points. But when fellow cornerback Steven Nelson was whistled for defensive holding, Peters — who was visably frustrated throughout the course of the game — picked up the flag and chucked it into the stands, drawing another penalty.
 escorted by a Chiefs’ security officer — even though he had not been ejected. He eventually returned to the sideline wearing cleats but no socks.,Womens Cairo Santos Jersey,Peters then walked off the field — all the while
When asked if Peters was suspended for the flag toss, premature walkoff or both, Reid declined to go into detail. On Monday, however, he indicated that tossing the flag was “the wrong thing to do.”
Reid also declined to elaborate on how Peters — who ambiguously tweeted “Lol” on Tuesday afternoon — took the news of the suspension.
” Reid said. “I’m going to leave it at that ... I deal with the player man to man and we discuss it and we move on from there.”,“This was something Marcus and I discussed
Reid said it was not an easy call.
“Yeah, I like Marcus Peters, so that’s a difficult thing to do,” Reid said. “Any time you have to do one of these things, that’s not the best part of the job. But I’ve always told you I’m going to do what’s best for the organization at that time.”
 this is not the first time Reid has had a Chiefs player throw something out of frustration with an official.,Interestingly enough
During the Chiefs’ 19-14 win over Jacksonville last November, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce yelled and gestured toward two referees because was upset with a pass-interference no-call, prompting one of the referees to flag him for unsportsmanlike conduct. This enraged Kelce, who turned back toward the referee and fired a towel his way. That led to a second unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty and Kelce’s ejection.
Reid, however, did suspend Kelce later in the season for an undisclosed infraction. The Pro Bowl tight end was forced to sit for the first quarter of the Chiefs’ 37-27 win over the Chargers on Jan. 1. Reid and Kelce declined to talk about the matter afterward.
After his decision to suspend Peters this week, Reid said he spoke to some of his veterans about the move. Quarterback Alex Smith, for one, understood.
“I can’t speak for everybody in here, but certainly I think a lot of the leaders on this team, a hard situation. Coach made it and we’re going. To go back and forth and all this stuff, I think they’re ready to go — they understand it,” Smith said. “It’s not easy. It’s a hard decision, yeah, at this point, is pointless.”
 and didn’t think it necessarily was done in an attempt to discourage in-game emotion.,Outside linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon said Reid addressed the team about the move
 losers of four straight and six of their last seven,The suspension comes as the Chiefs, desperately attempt to right the ship down the season’s home stretch. Sunday’s game against the Raiders is the first of two straight home games against AFC West rivals (Raiders, who are trying to win the division for the second year in a row., then Chargers), both of whom have the same 6-6 record as the Chiefs
 the Chiefs will now be tasked with stopping an Oakland passing offense that shredded them for 417 yards and three touchdowns the last time they met — a 31-30 Raiders win on Oct. 19 that halted their 11-game division winning streak — without their best cornerback.,With Peters sidelined
Peters, a two-time All-Pro, leads the Chiefs in interceptions this season with three. He’s been targeted 52 times and boasts the second-lowest offensive success rate (44 percent) when targeted among qualified corners, according to Football Outsiders. That rate is lower than Peters’ mark in 2016 (55 percent).
Peters will certainly be missed against a Raiders team that boasts one of the league’s best receiving duos in Amari Cooper, who missed the Raiders’ last game because he was in the NFL’s concussion protocol, and Michael Crabtree, who was re-instated this week following a one-game suspension for fighting during Oakland’s game against the Broncos.
But Reid indicated that he has confidence in the locker-room leaders’ ability to hold the team together.
Steve Komphela left out Gustavo Paez on the bench, and opted for Bernard Parker as his false 9, with Siphiwe Tshabalala and Hendrick Ekstein playing supporting roles coming from midfield.  
For Teboho Moloi, this was his chance to make a statement against his former Bafana Bafana teammate, especially after losing to Chiefs in the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup last month.   
 his charges looked fired up from the onset as they took the game to Chiefs.  ,Authentic Laurent Duvernay Tardif Jersey,While Moloi downplayed the importance of avenging the previous result in the build up to the match
Amakhosi found themselves on the back foot as early as the fifth minute as the Chilli Boys took the lead through Mabaso’s easy tap-in following some brilliant footwork by Mayambela.
It could have been worse for Chiefs as they struggled to find their rhythm after conceding that goal, and defensively, they looked vulnerable with Chippa successfully forced both Teenage Hadebe and Siyabonga Ngezana wide.
Kurt Lentjies and Mayambela kept the visitors on their toes for the better of the first half, but they were often helped by some sloppy defending from Chiefs, who battled to keep up with the pace of the game.
Actually,Authentic Ron Parker Jersey, Chiefs were lucky to go into the half-time break trailing by a single goal. Had it not been for Itumeleng Khune’s superb save to deny Moeketsi Sekola midway through the first period, the game would have been practically over at the break.
 they also created a few half-hearted chances of their own. The closest they came though was when Ekstein’s attempt from an acute angle hit the wrong side of the upright on its way out.,While Chiefs took the punches
Komphela, who declared his charges were ready to collect all three points a few hours before kickoff, had to deal with his team’s emotions. The physicality of the encounter was too much to handle for some of his players, and as a result,Authentic Allen Bailey Jersey, they collected unnecessary yellow cards.       
Moloi was clearly the happier of the two coaches heading into the dressing rooms, but he must have warned his players to guard against complacency in the second half as Chiefs, despite being off-form in recent weeks, remain a team very much capable of overturning a 1-0 scoreline.
 and they played more like a team desperately in need of maximum points.,The Glamour Boys showed a renewed sense of belief at the start of the second half
 but their well-documented problem in front of goal still spoiled their much-improved performance.,They began to look threatening upfront soon after the introduction of Paez
Joseph Molangoane,Authentic Cairo Santos Jersey, who continues to enjoy some minutes on the pitch, squandered a good goalscoring opportunity following a decent cross which was floated into the box by Paez.
The diminutive wing-back directed his header wide of target despite being given acres of space inside the Chippa United box. That was Chiefs’ biggest chance to mount a serious comeback as their frontline was hardly given a breathing space by James Okwuosa.
The Nigerian centre-back appears to have rediscovered his old form following a frustrating six-month spell at Orlando Pirates between January and June this year.
 and his place was taken by Dumisani Zuma as time was clearly running for the Soweto giants.,Chiefs lost Parker through injury in the closing stages of the encounter
Chippa nearly took advantage of Parker’s absence on the pitch by launch a quick attack in the 81st minute, but Hadebe came to the rescue, clearing the ball off the line to keep the scoreline respectable.
Molangoane tried way too hard to prove a point against his former employers on the night,Authentic Dustin Colquitt Jersey, but he ended up making too many mistakes in the final third, leaving thousands of Chiefs out in the stands frustrated as their team couldn’t find the equalizer.
 and the 50-year-old should have seen it by now.,Some would blame Komphela for sticking with the same formation which hasn’t yielded positive results in the past few games. Defending with five players clearly limit their attacking options
But the Chiefs will be missing one of their most important defensive players for one of their most important games of the season. Peters leads the Chiefs with three interceptions.
The Chiefs and Raiders are 6-6 and tied with the Chargers for first place in the AFC West.
The Chiefs have dealt with outbursts from Peters before. He was caught by TV cameras directing profanity toward a fan behind the Chiefs' bench during a game this season against Washington at Arrowhead.
But Reid said the suspension was not for Peters' cumulative actions but specifically those toward the end of Sunday's game against the Jets.
"I like Marcus Peters so, yeah, that's a difficult thing to do,'' Reid said. "Any time you have to do one of these things, that's not the best part of the job. But I've always told you I'm going to do what I feel is best for this organization (at) that time and I try to sit back and I try to evaluate it and that's what I did and this is the conclusion I came down with.''
The 5-0 start. The current record of 6-6. The three-way tie for first in the AFC West.
 some fans were quite unhappy.,Chiefs fans are well aware of all these facts. So when the team on Tuesday tweeted a link to a story about the Raiders and Chargers moving into a first-place tie in the AFC West
Marcus Peters chucked an official's flag into the stands, stalked off the field wearing a smile, then ran back onto it without wearing socks when he realized he hadn't been ejected.
 he won't have to worry about socks on Sunday.,Well
Chiefs coach Andy Reid suspended the volatile young cornerback for their game against Oakland after a series of antics that have humiliated not only Peters but the entire organization.
The latest came in last week's loss to the New York Jets, when a late penalty was called and Peters picked up the flag and flung it into the stands . Peters proceeded to leave the field, assuming that he'd been kicked out of the game, and was evidently undressing when he realized his mistake.
 only to watch the Chiefs' last-ditch drive fall short in a 38-31 loss — their sixth in the last seven games.,So Peters ran back onto the sideline without wearing socks
"I've done a lot of thinking and come to the conclusion I'm going to suspend him for this game," Reid said after Wednesday morning's walkthrough. "I'm not going to get into detail on it. I did have the opportunity to talk to Marcus and some of the players, and I've got a good locker room. I fully trust them. We'll be OK there. So that's where I'm at."
The team was informed of the suspension earlier Wednesday, and several players seemed to be trying to digest the news. Fellow cornerback Terrance Mitchell was asked whether a message had been sent to a team lacking discipline, and replied: "I'm not really sure."
 listen,"You know, nobody likes to lose, who typically acts as the team's spokesman because few players are ever in the locker room when reporters are present., and when you've lost a few in a row sometimes funny things happen," said quarterback Alex Smith
"Coach made a decision and we're going with it," Smith said. "The stakes are too big right now with what we have in front of us. I think we have a good locker room, a mature locker room. Guys are going to handle it the right way. And we have to go as a team."
Peters has been selected to the Pro Bowl his first two seasons, and was an All-Pro last year, so his loss even for a week is crucial. Not only did the Raiders' Derek Carr throw for 417 yards and three TDs against the Chiefs in their October matchup, both teams are 6-6 and tied atop the AFC West.
"Any time a player goes down, whether it's an injury or something like this, you treat it the same, and I'm sure they will," Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said. "You go on to the next player."
 perhaps having matured after the birth of his baby boy.,Womens Ron Parker Jersey,Peters came into the league with plenty of baggage after he was booted off the team at Washington for repeated run-ins with coach Chris Petersen. And for a while it seemed he'd cleaned up his act
But a series of embarrassing incidents have once again called into question his character.
Two years ago he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in a game against the Raiders, and twice last season he punted the ball into the stands after creating a turnover — he was flagged for a delay of game against Carolina, while his punt against Jacksonville went unnoticed by the officials.
In a game against the Chargers earlier this season, Peters was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct when he got into the face of officials. The next week against Washington , he was involved in a pregame scuffle; twice got burned for touchdowns; got into a profane interaction with fans; and spent 50 seconds dropping more profanity in a postgame exchange with reporters.
During a road win over Houston the next week, Peters was caught cursing out defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on the sideline, forcing linebacker Justin Houston to intervene.
"I made it off the things that happened Sunday," Reid said of the suspension. "I'm not going to get into the details. That's not how I roll with these things. I deal with the player man to man, we discuss it,Womens Laurent Duvernay Tardif Jersey, inevitably he'll come back and we'll move on from there."
This is hardly the first time Reid has suspended his star players.
In 2005,Womens Allen Bailey Jersey, he sat wide receiver Terrell Owens the second half of the season for an accumulation of incidents that had corroded the locker room. In 2011, it was wide receiver DeSean Jackson who got a one-game suspension after being late to team meetings.
"Any time you have to do one of these things, that's not the best part of the job," Reid said, for that time. Try to sit back and evaluate it,Womens Eric Fisher Jersey, "but I'm going to do what is best for this organization, and that's what I did with this, and this is the conclusion I came to."
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