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Dog bite nets K-State TE jail sentence, five-figure lawsuit

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Man’s best friend my a…

It’s bad enough for Andre McDonald that he was sentenced to five days in jail for violating a dog ordinance.  Even worse?  The Kansas State tight end is now facing a five-figure lawsuit for good measure.

According to the Kansas City Star, a man who claims he was bitten multiple times by McDonald’s pit bull “Zeke” (not pictured) in late December of last year filed suit in Riley County (Kan.) District Court.  The man is suing McDonald for $60,000, the Kansas City Star writes, “for past and future pain and suffering, past and future mental anguish, permanent disfigurement and permanent physical injuries.”

The lawsuit was filed last week, two days after McDonald began serving his five-day sentence.

McDonald was found to be in violation of Manhattan’s dangerous dog ordinance over the incident that led to the lawsuit.  Because McDonald was on probation for a previous domestic battery conviction, that violation meant the TE violated his probation and triggered the jail term.

The Wildcats open the season this weekend, but head coach Bill Snyder has already stated that McDonald, a backup, will not play in the opener against Missouri State.  Last season, McDonald caught 14 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns.

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13 Responses to “Dog bite nets K-State TE jail sentence, five-figure lawsuit”
  1. mydixienormus says: Aug 31, 2012 10:16 AM

    That street cred you desire by having a killer dog on a chain just got you a trip to the joint. Congratulations.

    People should be held responsible for their dogs actions. If you aren’t bright enough to keep your dog from biting someone, then you pay up and got to jail biiiiach.

  2. mogogo1 says: Aug 31, 2012 10:37 AM

    What does it take to get thrown off a team these days? This dude’s already on probation for domestic violence, now he’s in jail, yet the most that’s occurred is he won’t play in the opener? I’m not naive–if he was a star I know he’d still be around–but I’d think a backup gets the boot just to try and send a message to the other guys.

  3. polegojim says: Aug 31, 2012 10:38 AM

    Amazing. Some folks just bury themselves in life issues and crap.

    Then they wonder… what happened?

    C’mon man, pull it together McD

  4. mymanmccoy says: Aug 31, 2012 10:52 AM

    Once again, more proof to carrying a concealed weapon.

  5. mauldawg says: Aug 31, 2012 11:03 AM

    Todays coaches for the most part put winning above everything else.If you get a chance look up some of the big name coaches and how they traet the thugs and punks on the teams they coached.Winning is # 1 nothing else counts.The legal system is to blame also.Do drugs,DUIs,beat the crap out of people.Theft,anything you can do means nothing.Everyone blames someone else.Adults that shoud lnow better give these kids every break in the book.Why?Because winning is more important.Is it any wonder that so many x-football player end up in prison. I say to all these coaches,Man up do your damn job and kick these thugs to the curb.Als take away the fake drgees that were GIVEN to them.Most cant read or write much better than 1st graders.

  6. mauldawg says: Aug 31, 2012 11:04 AM

    Sorry excuse my type Os.

  7. handsofsweed says: Aug 31, 2012 12:22 PM

    Yeah, mauldawg. You probably should have left the last sentence off of your rant. You were on a roll, then you kinda crapped right down your leg and failed in epic fashion.

  8. js20011041 says: Aug 31, 2012 12:43 PM

    Instead of putting down the dog in cases like this, they should just put down the owner. It’s wanna be thugs that train pitbulls to be viscious, which is sad. They can be such sweet dogs if they aren’t trained to be violent.

  9. js20011041 says: Aug 31, 2012 12:47 PM

    Vicious. Thought that looked wrong.

  10. mydixienormus says: Aug 31, 2012 1:44 PM

    What about the people who claim their pit bull was the nicest thing ever, just before it latched onto a 2nd grader?

    You need a crowbar to pry them off.

    Sorry dude, owning a pit bull is like playing Russian roulette. You will eventually lose. Just a matter of time.

  11. paperlions says: Aug 31, 2012 5:52 PM

    Well, it is more a combination of poor training/socialization and the tendencies of the breed. Well trained and socialized pit bulls aren’t usually a problem, but poorly trained and socialized pit bulls are……and MOST people do not properly train or socialize their dog (or come anywhere close to it). When you give that untrained, unsocialized dog the standard equipment of a pit bull….you are just asking for problems.

  12. paperlions says: Aug 31, 2012 5:54 PM

    I don’t blame coaches for putting winning above everything else….they are fired for not winning. Schools don’t care about graduation rates or well behaved players….they care about winning, attendance, and publicity. Fans only care about the winning. Why should coaches be expected to care about things no one else values?

  13. normtide says: Aug 31, 2012 6:07 PM

    Dont worry, the lawyers dont care if his team wins our loses.

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