In a press release from K-State Athletics, head football coach Chris Klieman announced today that sophomore wide receiver Hunter Rison has been suspended indefinitely. Coach Klieman was quoted in the release saying:
“Our program will be one that is built on hard work and integrity and doing things the right way,” Klieman said. “We have extremely high expectations for our players on and off the field.”
The releases listed a violation of team and departmental policy as the reason for the suspension, but the Manhattan Mercury reported Rison was arrested Friday afternoon on domestic battery charges.
The Riley County Police Department police arrested Rison at 1:56 p.m. in the 2200 block of College Avenue. He was charged with one count of domestic battery/knowing or reckless bodily to family/person in dating relationship. Rison is free on $1,000 bond.
Rison transferred from Michigan State and sat out last season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. He’s the son of Pro Bowl wideout Andre Rison and was expected to battle for a starting spot on this years squad and certainly has the potential to be an impact player.
The first court date for Hunter Rison is scheduled.
Rison will appear in Riley County District Court at 11 a.m. on May 1.