K-State’s starting linebacker arrested on Sunday

Junior linebacker Da'Quan Patton smiles after K-State scores its first touchdown. The Wildcats lost to the MSU Bulldogs 31-10 on Sept. 8. (Dalton Wainscott | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State starting redshirt junior linebacker Da’Quan Patton was arrested Sunday night after failing to appear in court for not paying a speeding ticket.

Patton face a bond of $1,000 and was released after he paid it.

This story was first reported by the Wichita Eagle’s Kellis Robinett.

At Tuesday’s football press conference, head coach Bill Snyder was asked about Patton’s arrest and status.

“[Patton] had not paid a ticket, and there will be internal consequences for that,” Snyder said.

When asked if Patton would be available for Saturday’s game against TCU, Snyder said “probably.”

Patton is K-State’s second leading tackler this season with 49 tackles.

I’m Jarrett Whitson, the sports editor this semester. I’m from Blue Rapids, KS, a town of just over 1,000 people about 40 miles north of Manhattan. I’m a junior in Public Relations, and a member of FarmHouse Fraternity. I love playing and talking about sports— especially college football