K-State guard Amaad Wainright charged; suspended by team

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW/AP) -- Kansas State junior guard Amaad Wainright is suspended from the Wildcats basketball team after being charged when someone allegedly fired shots from his car in January.

Amaad Wainright (Johnson Co. Jail)

"We take matters such as these very seriously and will re-evaluate his status as we learn more information,” Kansas State Director of Athletics Gene Taylor said.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Wainright was arrested Tuesday in Kansas City on a warrant out of Johnson Co. He is charged with obstruction, and fleeing and eluding.

In January, Wainright was involved in an alleged road rage incident,where a shot was fired from his car into another vehicle.

Wainright a junior guard, didn't respond to an email to his student account Tuesday.

Taylor says Wainright has been suspended indefinitely. His status will be re-evaluated after the investigation is complete.

Full statement from Kansas State

“We are aware of Ahmad’s [sic] situation, and due to the seriousness of the charges he has been indefinitely suspended from our men’s basketball team per athletic department policy," said Kansas State Director of Athletics Gene Taylor. "We take matters such as these very seriously and will re-evaluate his status as we learn more information.”