K-State's Amaad Wainright released from scholarship

MANHATTAN, KS - JANUARY 01: Kansas State Wildcats guard Amaad Wainright (23) in the first half of a Big 12 game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Kansas State Wildcats on January 1, 2018 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Guard Amaad Wainright has been released from his scholarship and is no longer part of the Kansas State basketball team.

Wainright, who was indefinitely suspended following an arrest by U.S. Marshals on April 3, tweeted that K-State had granted his release.

He tweeted: "Just wanna (s)ay thank you to all my K-State family who supported me through this process and all my family and friends back in KC I appreciate it all."

Bruce Weber released a statement saying, "We appreciate Amaad's contributions to our basketball program and wish him the best of luck as he pursues his playing career elsewhere."

Wainright has one year of eligibility left after playing one season with Kansas State. He transferred to Manhattan from Trinity Valley Community College before last year.

He was arrested in Kansas City, Mo. and charged with two felonies: obstruction, and fleeing and eluding. He was suspended from the team following the arrest.

The charges stem from his alleged involvement in a possible road rage incident in January.

According to KCTV, court documents show that Wainright helped another person, Trevon Barr, who has been charged with discharging a firearm at a vehicle.

In 36 games last season, Wainright averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.