Kansas State senior defensive lineman Jeffrey Fitzgerald was arrested early Sunday morning by the Riley County Police Department and charged with driving under the influence.
“It was a simple DUI,” said Lt. Herb Crosby of the Riley County police. “An officer observed some erratic driving, stopped (Fitzgerald) and arrested him for DUI.”
Fitzgerald, 21, posted $750 bail. According to K-State sports information director Kenny Lannou, the matter will be handled internally.
Fitzgerald, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive tackle, sat out the 2008 season after transferring from Virginia. In 2007, Fitzgerald started all 13 games as a sophomore, finishing third on the team in tackles (73) and sacks (7). He is expected to provide a considerable boost to the Wildcats’ defensive front.