“We have high expectations within our program, and when those expectations are not met, there are consequences.”
The team photo of the Kansas State football team might just be a collection of mugshots.
Linebacker Daniel Green and defensive back Wayne Jones were both arrested in separate incidents on Monday night, with Green facing charges for possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended licence, and Jones also getting tagged for possession of the drug.
The latest run-ins with the law follow the arrests of three other Wildcats over the weekend for a variety of offences, according to NBC Sports. Linebackers Nick Allen and DeMarrquese Hayes were stopped and charged in separate incidents of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, while running back Jacardia Wright was hit with a failure to appear charge for a different incident.
“I am extremely disappointed in the poor choices made recently by some of our student-athletes,” head coach Chris Klieman said. “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,” Klieman said.
Kansas State said the coach “will handle all disciplinary action internally and have no further comment on the matter at this time.”
Jones is the most prominent player caught up in the arrests. The talented linebacker started in all 13 games for the team last season, finishing fourth on the team with 57 tackles. Wright saw the field in three games as a rookie last year, rushing for 122 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.
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Written by David Yasvinski