Washington quarterback Cyler Miles takes voluntary leave from football program

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Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has opted to temporarily step away from the UW football program and will not take part in spring practice, according to a release from the school Friday morning. The release notes that Miles made this decision for personal reasons but remains enrolled at Washington.

Miles started 12 of the Huskies' 14 games in 2014, passing for just shy of 2,400 yards and contributing 21 touchdowns on the year (17 passing, 4 rushing).

Washington's spring game is Saturday, April 25 at 12 p.m. PT and can be watched on Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Now.

Here is the complete statement from the Washington football office:


Washington quarterback Cyler Miles will take a voluntary leave of absence from the UW football program and will not participate in 2015 spring practice, head coach Chris Petersen announced today.

Miles has come to this decision for personal reasons, and will remain enrolled at the UW. This is not a disciplinary matter.

“Cyler is dealing with some things in his life that are more important than football, and he felt it was important to take some time away from the game,” Petersen said. “We are working to support him in any way we can and hope he returns back to the football field soon."

While no one at the UW – including coaches, players or administration – will have any further comment on the matter, respect for Miles' privacy is requested.

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