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Court date set for suspended K-State WR Hunter Rison after domestic battery arrest

Suspended Kansas State football player Hunter Rison is scheduled to appear in Riley County District Court at 11 a.m. May 1.

The court date was scheduled following his arrest for suspicion of domestic battery; knowing or reckless bodily harm to family/person in a dating relationship, which occurred Friday afternoon in Manhattan.

Rison is scheduled to appear in front of district magistrate judge James Kepple.

The sophomore receiver has also been served a temporary protection from abuse order, which was made by the alleged victim.

No criminal charges have yet been filed against Rison, according to the Riley County court database.

Rison’s arrest occurred on the 2200 block of College Avenue at 1:56 p.m. Friday. He posted $1,000 bond.

K-State football coach Chris Klieman announced that Rison was suspended indefinitely from the team shortly after news of the arrest became public Saturday morning, saying he violated 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 in a statement. “We have extremely high expectations for our players on and off the field.”

Klieman didn’t have much to add when asked about Rison on Tuesday during a Big 12 media teleconference.

“It’s going through the process and we’re not going to comment any further until it goes through the courts,” Klieman said, “and we’ll figure it out after that.”

Rison issued his own statement on social media Saturday afternoon.

“This will be my only response,” he wrote on Twitter. “I will continue to be myself ... A man of God, as well as a great student-athlete at this university. I have done nothing wrong.”

Rison emerged as a potential starter for the Wildcats in spring practice, and looked like the team’s best receiver at its spring showcase last week.

He enrolled at K-State last year after originally starting his college football career at Michigan State, where he caught 19 passes for 224 yards as a freshman. He sat out last season with a redshirt, per NCAA transfer rules, and was on track to play his first game with the Wildcats in the fall.

Rison’s father, Andre, is a former NFL star who played for the Chiefs from 1997-99.

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