K-State football player Norwood suspended after arrest

Kansas State football player Rashaad Norwood has been suspended from the team, coach Ron Prince said in a prepared statement Monday.

Norwood, a senior tight end from Schlagle High School, was arrested on two different occasions early Sunday in Manhattan, Kan., on charges of domestic battery, criminal damage to property, criminal trespassing and obstruction of the legal process. Bail was set at $3,000 for the criminal trespass and $2,000 for domestic battery.

“We have high standards that our players need to be held accountable to. Rashaad will be suspended, and his overall standing with the program will be reassessed after the judicial system has run its course,” Prince said.

Norwood, according to Moldrup, pounded on the female victim’s apartment door early Sunday morning in Manhattan, Kan., and tried to call her on a cell phone. When she ignored him, Norwood broke a sliding glass door with a chair, forced his way into a locked bedroom and pushed her onto the bed. There were no injuries, Moldrup said.

A male friend of the victim tried to hold back Norwood, who left after the victim called police. A police officer attempted to stop Norwood outside the apartment complex, but Norwood took off running, Moldrup said. He was chased on foot and apprehended.

Police were called back to the apartment later Sunday morning, where they found Norwood hiding under a bed. Moldrup said it was unclear how he gained entry, but Norwood was arrested with criminal trespassing because he had been warned following the first arrest not to see the victim at her residence or place of work.

“Even if she let him in there, he wasn’t supposed to be there because of the domestic battery charge and the warning he was given,” Moldrup said.

The case has been forwarded to the county attorney’s office.

Norwood made 10 starts in 2006, finishing second in receptions with 36 for 358 yards. He did not score a touchdown.

K-State opens the season Sept. 1 at Auburn.