Suspended and removed from on-field team activities from the remainder of the season, Peele has a pending court case in New Brunswick Municipal Court over charges of "simple assault." Peele's arrest took place Aug. 30 following his training camp "upper body" injury.
"We are aware of the situation involving Ruhann," Flood said in an Oct. 21 statement. "Due to the fact he has a pending court date, we will not comment until the legal process is complete."
Rutgers announced Peele's suspension Tuesday morning, saying "[Peele] has been suspended from all on-field activity for the remainder of the 2014 season due to his pending court case."
Peele will be absent for the final three games of the regular season in an already thin Rutgers group of wide receivers. Splitting time between cornerback and receiver as a red-shirt freshman, Peele's caught 28 passes. He is not eligible for a medical red-shirt this season.
Junior Leonte Carroo leads active Rutgers receivers with 41 catches, 808 yards and six touchdowns in nine games. Janarion Grant, Andrew Turzilli, Andre Patton and John Tsimis have all started alongside Carroo this season -- combining for 40 receptions.