Marcus Peters leads the Huskies with three interceptions in 2014
Marcus Peters leads the Huskies with three interceptions in 2014. (USATSI)

In what comes as a very surprising move, Washington dismissed starting cornerback Marcus Peters from the team Thursday.

"These are not decisions that are taken lightly," Huskies coach Chris Petersen said in a statement. "We have high standards for players in our program and they are held accountable when those standards are not met. I wish Marcus the best in the completion of his education and in achieving his football goals."

According to the Seattle Times, which first reported the dismissal, Peters got into an argument with an assistant coach Wednesday in what was just the latest in a series of confrontations between Peters and the coaching staff. Peters got into another argument with Washington coaches during Saturday's game against Colorado and missed practice Tuesday.

Peters was also suspended for a game earlier this season after throwing his helmet and gloves on the sideline in a game against Eastern Washington.

Peters is one of the best players on Washington's defense, and he's projected to be a first-round pick in next spring's NFL Draft if he leaves school early. If he has been dismissed from the team, you have to think that's a very real possibility. 

Peters leads the Huskies defense with three interceptions and 10 passes defended this season. He also has 30 tackles on the year.