Cyler Miles, ex-Mullen star, suspended from Washington after post-Super Bowl attack
While Cyler Miles, one of the most highly recruited prep athletes from Colorado in recent years, may be enrolled at the University of Washington, he remains a Broncos fan. However, his apparent dismay over the team's humiliating Super Bowl loss to Seattle may have put his UW career at risk. Miles, penciled in as next season's starting quarterback, has been indefinitely suspended from the Washington Huskies squad after he allegedly took part in an attack on a Seahawks fan and got into altercations at a bonfire celebrating Seattle's big win. Photos, videos and details below.
Miles was a standout at Mullen and got plenty of press locally. Here's a 2010 video shot by the Denver Post's Adrian Dater....
...and here's a rundown of Cyler's high school accomplishments, from his University of Washington biography:
Twice named first-team All-Colorado (all-state, all levels) by the Denver Post...also named the top recruit in the state of Colorado by the Post...named first-team 5A all-state...helped lead Mustangs to a 9-3 record and a trip to the third round (quarterfinals) of the state tournament...part of a team that won 34 straight games (that streak ended early in the 2011 season)...named co-MVP of the U.S. Army All-America Bowl after completing 7-of-8 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for one TD...the TD pass was a 79-yard connection on a third-and-38 play...team went 14-0 and cruised to the state title his junior season...completed 70.8 percent of his passes for 2,114 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior, also rushing for 255 yards and six TDs....
...Beat Regis Jesuit, 37-6, at Invesco Field in the championship game...also led Mullen to a 14-0 record and a state title as a sophomore, beating 27-24, in the final game...named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100"...rated the No. 25 recruit in the nation (all positions) by SuperPrep...listed as the No. 103 overall recruit in the nation and the No. 5 "combo quarterback" prospect by Tom Lemming...ranked the No. 1 recruit in Colorado and No. 35 overall prospect in the nation, as well as the No. 2 dual-threat QB in the nation by rivals.com...rated the No. 13 QB recruit and the No. 224 overall prospect in the nation by scout.com, which also listed him No. 2 in the state of Colorado...played for coach Dave Logan.
After Miles committed to Washington, sports observers in the Pacific Northwest were ecstatic. In 2012, Bleacher Report called him UW's "flagship recruit," adding that this "strong QB hopeful...has a lot of Husky fans excited about the upcoming seasons...and beyond."
The 2014 campaign looked to be Miles's breakout year. But now, his suspension, and a police investigation into his activities on Super Bowl Sunday, puts this prospect at risk.
According to a police report obtained by Seattle's KIRO-TV, a man told police that a white car pulled up behind him as he walked along NE 55th Street after the Seahawks put the finishing touches on Denver. Two men then hopped out, with one of them asking if he was a Seattle fan -- and after he answered in the affirmative, they are said to have punched him multiple times in the eye, chin and cheek before splitting.
The man apparently suspected his assaulters to have been UW football players, because he subsequently consulted an online team roster to see if he recognized anyone. He picked out wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow as the person who'd first quizzed him, and ID'd the other person as Miles.
By the way, Stringellow's Yahoo! recruiting profile lists his home as Moreno Valley, California.
Afterward, cops say the two men -- one of them wearing a Broncos hat -- got into a physical altercation with celebrants at an on-campus bonfire and supposedly tried to break the camera of a student who may have gotten photos of them in action.
At this point, neither Miles nor Stringfellow has been arrested or formally charged, and their suspensions don't make specific reference to these incidents. Instead, they're officially on the outs for violating team rules.
Here's the KIRO-TV report.
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