Kansas State wide receiver Hunter Rison, the son of former NFL wide receiver Andre Rison, has been suspended by the Wildcats following an arrest Friday afternoon. Rison was charged for an alleged domestic battery incident and has been freed on a bond. the suspension of Rison was announced by Kansas State on Saturday morning, according to The Mercury in Manhattan, Kansas.
“Our program will be one that is built on hard work and integrity and doing things the right way,” Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman said in a released statement. “We have extremely high expectations for our players on and off the field.”
For now, Kansas State will continue to monitor the situation as the legal process plays out, which is the typical operating procedure in cases like this. While details of the incident have not been shared, Rison was formally charged with one count of domestic battery/knowing or reckless bodily to family/person in a dating relationship.
Rison transferred to Kansas State from Michigan State last year and was slated to return to eligibility for the Wildcats this fall. Rison sat out the 2018 season under standard NCAA transfer rules after leaving the Spartans in East Lansing.
Andre Rison remains one of the top wide receivers to ever come out of Michigan State, but the former Spartan is letting his son make his decision on where he will play college football. Hunter Rison will not be playing college football for another couple of years as a prospective member of the Class of 2017, and his father, a former NFL wide receiver, is allowing him to take his time with the recruiting process before it really starts to heat up.
“We discuss things and I’m not pushing him toward a school,” Andre said in a story published by MLive.com on Monday. “Of course, I’m a former Spartan and current Spartan alumni, but it’s on him. I think he has the skill set to play anywhere without question. He wants to be the best player in not only the state but in the country.”
Hunter Rison recently visited Michigan State with his alumnus father, but he has also checked out Ohio State, USC and Tennessee. Arizona State also has been in the recruiting mix, after the younger Rison was previously playing high school football in Arizona. Hunter Rison moved and transferred to an Ann Arbor high school, where his father currently serves as an offensive coordinator. Rivals does not have a rating for Hunter Rison yet, although if he has his father’s genes then the odds are pretty decent he will be a pretty solid football player as well.