Marcus Peters has been described as mercurial and moody, and for all his talents as one of the NFL’s most gifted cornerbacks, the Chiefs felt all the other stuff made him expendable. That “stuff” included a one-game suspension last December following a bizarre episode that included Peters chucking an official’s penalty flag into the stands and then leaving the field after wrongly thinking he was ejected. There were also reports that he got into shouting matches with assistant coaches and angered team chairman Clark Hunt by?
refusing to stand for the national anthem. That the Chiefs traded for? Kendall Fuller ?and signed? David Amerson ?made Peters’ departure a little easier to stomach even though the defense was among the league’s worst a season ago.
“Everything comes with growth,” he said. “What (were) you doing at 25? Probably some stuff that your mom and pops and other people wouldn’t agree with. But all you do is take it with a grain of salt. You stand tall and have fun with it. Because at the end of the day it’s life. It’s ups and downs, man. It’s a beautiful journey. All you gotta ?do is enjoy it.” We’re guessing Peters will thoroughly enjoy playing on one of the NFL’s best defenses as part of one of the NFL’s best teams. As the old saying goes: Winning fixes everything.
“Over the past year, we have heard many reports of political attacks on career employees at the State Department, but we had not seen evidence of how extensive, blunt, and inappropriate these attacks were until now,” Reps. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) and Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.) wrote in the letter.
There is also evidence that several more career staffers beyond Nowrouzzadeh were targeted, according to a congressional aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss complaints involving personnel matters.
The aide said several such employees had been temporarily assigned to the National Security Council, where some complained to national security adviser H.R. McMaster that they were being set up for their jobs to be terminated.
Most of the targeted employees had worked on Obama administration initiatives no longer supported in the Trump administration, such as the Iran deal, or were considered insufficiently loyal to Trump and his agenda.