Kansas State receiver Tramaine Thompson may have just recorded the most innocuous arrest ever by a Wildcat football player. The junior player was arrested last night on a failure to appear charge by the Riley County Police Department. The original illegality? Driving with expired tags. File this one under “dumb decision by an otherwise good kid.” Actually, lazy may be the more apropos word – we’ve all had a fix-it ticket we need to take care of. Nobody wants to deal with it, but it’s a fact of life. Judging by his Twitter account, Thompson appears to have learned his lesson.
You live and you learn.
— Tramaine Thompson (@TripleEffinT) February 28, 2013
With the departure of senior Chris Harper, Thompson is poised to have a great senior year while pairing opposite Tyler Lockett on the field. Thompson was the team’s third leading receiver in 2012, with 37 receptions for 526 yards (14.2 ypc) and four touchdowns. Assuming incoming transfer and NJCAA player of the year Jake Waters earns the starting quarterback position, the Wildcats will focus much more on their passing game than they did with Collin Klein at the helm – especially in the red zone. And for anyone worried if this could impact the team due to disciplinary concerns, consider that he was released at posting a meager $119 bond. If this is the most trouble your school gets into during the offseason, you’ve got yourself a damn good squad of kids.