Kansas State TE Sammy Wheeler Arrested on Multiple Charges, Released on Bond

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2020

MANHATTAN, KS - OCTOBER 22:  A general view of a Kansas State Wildcats helmet during a game against the Texas Longhorns on October 22, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas.  (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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Kansas State Wildcats tight end Sammy Wheeler was arrested Sunday before he was released on $500 bond.

Ryan Black of The Mercury reported the news, noting Wheeler was arrested on charges of "unlawful use of a driver's license, purchase/possession/consumption of liquor by a minor (first offense) and interference with a law enforcement officer (intending to obstruct by falsely reporting information)."

A spokesperson for the football team said "the matter will be handled internally."

Wheeler arrived at Kansas State as a quarterback and 3-star prospect, per 247Sports' composite rankings.

He redshirted during the 2018 campaign, although the Wildcats' website notes he was a co-winner of the Red Raider Award as a top contributor to the scout team as a quarterback.

Wheeler transitioned to tight end heading into the 2019 season and finished the year with four catches for 78 yards. He suffered a torn ACL during Kansas State's win over Kansas on Nov. 2 and was lost for the rest of the season.