State grants WR transfer request, Snyder apologizes
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 2:59
Days after claiming that he would "love for" Sutton to stay at Kansas State and was only blocking a transfer because of his personal interpretation of athletic "commitment", Snyder has abruptly changed course-telling reporters that Sutton failed two drug tests, which he feels could have been reason to kick him off the team before he'd ever tried to transfer.
From the report, it is immediately clear that Snyder did Sutton dirty from the start and never had any intention to grant him his release.
It's wholly unacceptable that, for whatever reason, Snyder is petty enough to deny a transfer to almost three dozen football programs - some of whom compete at the FCS and Div. II level, and none of whom are members of the Big 12 or on K-State's schedule this season.
The decision to grant Sutton his release occurred after "further dialogue" about the situation. "We wish Corey the best as he continues his athletic and academic career".
Sutton, from Charlotte, N.C., had been fighting to get a release after announcing earlier this month that he planned to transfer.
"Thank you to everyone who supported me", the tweet read.
Snyder defended his position of not granting releases during an interview Thursday on a Kansas City, Mo., radio station, saying the player had made a commitment to the university.
Let's hope the absurdity ends soon and Sutton is able to leave the program without losing his scholarship.
Sutton played 10 games last season as a true freshman and caught four passes for 54 yards. They know what our program is about.
"There's a young man who's been in trouble twice, tested positive twice", Snyder was quoted in the Kansas City Star from the Catbackers event. I think they trust that.
"I would like to apologize to Corey and his family for my remarks last night, which included sensitive and private information", Snyder said in the release. "I spoke out of line and for that I express a honest regret for my comment".