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K-State basketball player Colon arrested

Kansas State basketball player Luis Colon was arrested Thursday and charged with simple battery, K-State campus Police Chief Ronnie Grice said Friday.

Colon, a sophomore, allegedly punched a fellow student on campus.

Grice said Colon was handcuffed and given a notice to appear. Grice said the arresting officer had the option of presenting Colon a notice to appear or take him to jail, but because there was no apparent serious injury as a result of the alleged punch, he only was given the notice to appear.

K-State assistant sports information director Tom Gilbert said coach Frank Martin was recruiting and not available for comment. Gilbert, though, said Martin was aware of the situation.

“Coach Martin is still gathering all the facts of this incident, and says he will let the judicial process run its course before handling the incident as an internal team matter,” Gilbert said.

Colon, a 6-10 sophomore, played in 29 games last season, and made 16 starts. He averaged 2.0 points and 1.8 rebounds. He was forced to miss a game in December, serving an NCAA-mandated one-game suspension for striking California freshman Taylor Harrison from behind in a game Nov. 29 in Berkeley, Calif.

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