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Jamar Samuels suspended three games

Kansas State fans will have to wait a while to see the new and improved Jamar Samuels in a live game.

The senior forward, who put on more than 30 pounds of muscle this offseason and has earned compliments from Wildcats basketball coach Frank Martin recently, has been suspended three games for a violation of team rules.

He will miss today’s exhibition opener against Fort Hays State, the regular-season opener against Charleston Southern and a Nov. 14 game against Loyola Chicago.

“Jamar understands that student-athletes at K-State have expectations and there are consequences when you don’t live up to those expectations,” Martin said in a release. “However, I have been pleased with how he has handled his obligations since this setback and I expect this to continue.”