Five Kansas State Football Players Arrested In Span of Three Days
It has been a trying offseason for the Kansas State football program.
Over the weekend, three players from the squad were arrested in separate incidents. Running back Jacardia Wright was arrested due to a failure to appear charge, while linebacker DeMarrquese Hayes and Nick Allen were pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence.
You can now add two more players from the team to the list.
Sophomore linebacker Daniel Green was arrested for driving with a suspended license, and possession of marijuana. Sophomore defensive back Wayne Jones, who was with Green, also caught a marijuana possession charge, according to The Wichita Eagle.
Head coach Chris Klieman expressed extreme disappointment over the off-field developments in a statement released on Tuesday:
“I am extremely disappointed in the poor choices made recently by some of our student-athletes,” the K-State head football coach stated. “We have high expectations within our program, and when those expectations are not met, there are consequences. The high standards and expectations within our football program will not change, and the character and integrity of the players on our team will not be compromised.”
According to the K-State release, “Klieman will handle all disciplinary action internally and have no further comment on the matter at this time.”
The biggest name to be arrested was Jones as he started all 13 games and recorded 57 tackles on the year. Good for 4th on the team. Green also played all games last season and recorded 34 tackles, a forced fumble, and fumble recovery on the season.
The Wildcats were 8-5 on the season and lost to Navy in the Liberty Bowl.