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Kansas State player, who cried about handshakes, arrested by U.S. Marshals

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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.

A local news report from that incident said:

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.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

21 Comments for Kansas State player, who cried about handshakes, arrested by U.S. Marshals



  1. KYFAN4LYFE
    7:55 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    Karma State



  2. unbiasedfan
    7:56 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    His replacement could have scored 20!!! Bottom line we got beat. Lot of hypotheticals in NCAA tournament where very seldom the best team wins. Very strong case this year that the best team won it all.



    • dgtuk
      8:01 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

      Gee thanks for letting us all that his replacement may have done better. I feel confident that Mr Franklin was employing a communications tactic that was obvious to everyone but you….it is called sarcasm… 🙂



    • UK Big Board Update
      9:21 am April 4, 2018 Permalink

      unbiasedfan is from Corbin. Let him get it all out…..



    • unbiasedfan
      3:41 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      What’s wrong with Corbin? Lay down and get back up and see if you feel any better.



  3. shelby
    7:58 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    Wow; something stinks in manhattan ks.



  4. Wildcat Sheli
    8:35 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    So . . . the incident report stated it came from his car, but the arrest was conveniently delayed until after the tournament? This is so NOT right! I hope someone is held accountable. Unfortunately, it can’t undo the past, it’s quite a shame indeed.



  5. mhs1964
    8:42 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    US Marshall’s? Do the locals protect their athlete felons?



  6. 4everUKblue
    8:46 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    So glad we recruit such good kids, Cal gets really good character kids and that’s one the things I really like about him.



    • henderblue
      8:51 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

      Another feather in Cal’s cap as far as I’m concerned. One more reason he’s the right man for the job



  7. Alleykat16
    8:57 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    The schools in that state are nothing but crooks. If your a person that a player does harm to you won’t get no help from the law until the season is over with.



    • plumloopy
      11:56 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

      What?!



  8. Smyrna_Cat
    9:03 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    Why wasn’t he addressed for those lame lies?????



  9. bd2153
    9:34 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    Not only not arrested but allowed to play till after tournament only in Kansas



  10. jonthes
    10:20 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    How odd that arrest was delayed. Who arrested him, Higgins?



  11. k50cats
    10:29 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    If you give a mouse a cookie….



  12. Kat4Life
    8:05 am April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Still can’t believe we lost to those goat ropers



  13. JusSayin
    9:32 am April 4, 2018 Permalink

    This is one of the things Cal never gets credit for. He consistently brings in high character individuals. A few exceptions (Dotson, Wynyard).



  14. Luether
    5:07 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    “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.”

    And if PJ hadn’t choked at the FT line by missing an unheard of 12 FTs in a 3 point loss, Kansas State would also have lost…