The Kansas State Wildcats suspended wide receiver Hunter Rison on Saturday amid domestic battery charges. According to a complaint filed with the Riley County Police Department, Rison was charged with one count of domestic battery. According to a press release by Kansas State, it stated that Rison was suspended indefinitely for violating team and athletic department policies. New head football coach Chris Klieman had this to say on the matter.
“Our program will be one that is built on hard work and integrity and doing things the right way. We have extremely high expectations for our players on and off the field.”
Rison transferred to the Wildcats from Michigan State last season where he sat out per transfer rules. He was expected to play an important role in the passing game for Kansas State this season. With the Wildcats returning leading receivers Isaiah Zuber and Dalton Schoen, adding Rison into the mix hoped to make this a solid receiving corps. In his freshman season with the Spartans, Rison caught 19 passes for 224 yards. Hunter is the Son of NFL great Andre Rison. Andre also had some domestic issues in the ’90s with longtime girlfriend Lisa Lopes of the music group TLC. Those incidents led to Rison having his house burned down by Lopes in a controversial “accidental” house fire.
The future for Hunter Rison at Kansas State football is certainly cloudy at this time. Depending on the details of the charges, it’s unknown how long the suspension will last. Most likely, Rison will undergo a domestic battery training course and be reinstated after the completion of that course.