U.S. Marshals arrested Kansas State’s Amaad Wainright on Tuesday.
Kentucky fans may remember Wainright as Kansas State’s junior guard who complained about UK’s players not shaking hands after the Sweet 16 game in Atlanta. Wainright said they were being cocky because they’re off to the NBA.
Wainright’s postgame lies were not the reason he was arrested, though — he’s obviously in trouble for much worse than making up March Madness controversies. It’s still unclear what exactly has him in hot water, but it appears to be related to a road rage incident involving gunfire back in January.
It was about 5 p.m. on Jan. 17 when a 25-year-old man from Overland Park says he got into a little bit of an aggressive exchange while driving along Interstate 435 between State Line and Roe.
“The passenger opened the door, held up a gun and shot one bullet at the back door,” said Eric, the road rage victim.
A bullet ripped through the door and into the seat behind the driver. Fortunately, no one else was in the car so no one was hurt.
So far, there have been no arrests in the case, but police say they are still working on it. The incident report shows the gunfire came from Kansas State basketball player Amaad Wainwright’s car.
If Wainwright had been arrested and punished at the time of the alleged crime, he would not have played against Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. And if he hadn’t played against Kentucky in the NCAA tournament, Kansas State would’ve had six fewer points in that game. And with six fewer points in the game, Kansas State would’ve lost, 58-55.
It’s too bad the arrest took so long.