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Suspended K-State Wildcats receiver Hunter Rison plans to transfer again

Hunter Rison’s time as a Kansas State football player came to an end before it truly got started.

Rison, a suspended sophomore receiver for the Wildcats, announced Tuesday that he will finish his college career elsewhere.

“Thank you to K-State staff for allowing me to be a part of this family,” Rison wrote in a social media post. “It has been mutually decided that it’s best I find a new school. I’ve entered my name into the NCAA transfer portal. Best of luck to K-State in the upcoming season!”

Rison is looking to transfer nearly two months after he was arrested for domestic battery in Manhattan.

K-State suspended him indefinitely for violating team and departmental policy.

“Our program will be one that is built on hard work and integrity and doing things the right way,” K-State coach Chris Klieman said in a statement at the time. “We have extremely high expectations for our players on and off the field.”

Rison issued his own statement a few hours later.

“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.”

No criminal charges have been filed against Rison, according to the Riley County court database. Rison is still waiting for his first court hearing in a civil case, which is currently scheduled for 9 a.m. on July 16.

Rison was served with a temporary protection from abuse order, which was made by the alleged victim. Case records show Rison’s attorney countered with a petition for protection for abuse and protection from stalking against the victim. Those orders were later amended and listed as temporary orders.

Attorneys have since filed paperwork to begin taking depositions for the case.

Rison began his college football career at Michigan State and transferred to K-State last year with high expectations after catching 19 passes for 224 yards as a freshman.

He sat out last season with a redshirt, per NCAA transfer rules, and emerged as a potential starter in spring practice.

K-State football coach Chris Klieman said Rison had “a bright, bright future here” in April, and Rison’s teammates raved about his play this spring.

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

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