Kansas State suspends WR Rison after arrest

Field Level Media

April 20, 2019 at 4:14 pm.

Kansas State has suspended sophomore receiver Hunter Rison indefinitely following his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Rison was arrested Friday afternoon in Manhattan, Kan., and was released from custody after posting $1,000 bond. The specific charge he faces is suspicion of domestic battery — knowing or reckless bodily harm to family/person in a dating relationship.

Coach Chris Klieman announced in a statement Saturday morning that Rison had been suspended for violating 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. “We have extremely high expectations for our players on and off the field.”

Rison started his college career in 2017 at Michigan State and caught 19 passes for 224 yards as a freshman. He transferred after one season, seeking a program where he could have greater opportunities to play.

He sat out the 2018 season and said in an interview with GoPowercats.com earlier this week that enrolling at Kansas State was a good move.

“It’s crazy how things work out,” Rison, 20, said. You’ve got to have faith. It’s served me well. I’m at the best place of my life right now. I’m so happy.”

In that same interview at the end of spring workouts, Klieman had nice words for Rison.

“Hunter is getting better,” Klieman said. “He has a world of ability.”

Rison’s father, Andre, was an All-Pro receiver, playing 12 years in the NFL following a career at Michigan State.