Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Rashaad Norwood of KSU arrested for Arguing

Rashaad Jermaine Norwood, junior in sociology and tight end for the K-State football team, was arrested Sunday by the K-State Police on charges of obstructing the legal process and disorderly conduct, Lt. Michael Quintanar of the Riley County Police Department said.

The K-State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics had no comment but said coach Ron Prince will speak on the matter at his press conference today.

Norwood was arrested shortly after midnight Sunday in the K-State Student Union parking lot.

"He did not fight the officers," Capt. Richard Herrman of the campus police said.Norwood was part of two small groups in the south Union parking lot who were bantering back and forth, Herrman said. When officers arrived, he refused to cooperate, and the campus police had to physically put him in the police car, Herrman said.

Norwood's passive resistance led to the obstruction charge, Herrman said.The charges of disorderly conduct stemmed from Norwood's refusal to stop shouting obscenities at another person after officers arrived.

Norwood's first court appearance will be 8 a.m. Oct. 3.

The junior tight end is the Wildcats' leading receiver this season with 13 receptions for 143 yards. In his two previous years at K-State, Norwood had a total of 14 receptions.

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