A Kansas State wide receiver was indefinitely suspended Saturday morning after being arrested under suspicion of domestic battery the previous day.
Redshirt sophomore Hunter Rison was arrested by the Riley County (Kansas) Police Department on Friday afternoon around 2 p.m., spokesperson Rachel Pate confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Saturday. He was released on $1,000 bond later Friday.
Domestic battery is a misdemeanor for first-time offenders under Kansas law. Pate said police would not release additional information due to the nature of the crime.
Less than 24 hours after Rison's arrest, Wildcats coach Chris Klieman announced that the 5-foot-11, 197-pound receiver had been indefinitely suspended for "a violation of team and departmental policy."
"Our program will be one that is built on hard work and integrity and doing things the right way," Klieman said in a statement. "We have extremely high expectations for our players on and off the field."
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Rison, the son of five-time Pro Bowl receiver Andre Rison, also released a statement on social media Saturday, noting that it would be his only response to his arrest.
"I will continue to be myself…a man of God, as well as a great student-athlete at this university. I have done nothing wrong," Rison wrote on Twitter.
He also referenced a Bible verse, Proverbs 2:11, which reads, "Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you."
Rison started his career at Michigan State, where his father played, and recorded 18 catches for 223 yards as a true freshman in 2017 before transferring to Kansas State. He sat out the entirety of last year due to the NCAA's transfer regulations.
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