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Bill Snyder Gives Ridiculous Reason To Not Release Player From Scholarship

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Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder isn’t exactly receiving positive reviews for his ridiculous decision to deny wide receiver Corey Sutton his release from scholarship.

Sutton is hoping to transfer from the Wildcats and presented a 35-team wishlist, but each school was denied by Snyder.

The news comes from The Wichita Eagle.

From the report, it is immediately clear that Snyder did Sutton dirty from the start and never had any intention to grant him his release.

“When I originally told Coach Snyder I was going to transfer he said, ‘Well, Corey, I feel bad that you want to leave, but I can’t make you stay,’ ” Sutton said via The Wichita Eagle. “I dropped all my classes, moved out of Kansas and started looking at my options, then I find out they are denying me my release.

“Coach Snyder told me today that when I signed my letter of intent that was my commitment to him, that I was going to be there for four years. I heard that and told him, ‘Coaches can leave. So why can’t a player leave? You made a commitment to me that you were going to treat me the right way and that’s not what you’re doing.’ ”

If that wasn’t a bad enough look for the veteran head coach, he explained his decision in an interview with WHB 810 AM on Thursday.

The absurdity in his comments is unbelievable.

“I’ve always said a youngster is free to leave, but I’m not going to release the youngster. It doesn’t mean that he can’t go someplace else and play. He can certainly do that. He wouldn’t be on athletic scholarship for a year’s period of time but could still go and play and then have a scholarship after that.

“That’s a choice they have to make. I’ve told (Sutton) and have told him all along, we’d love for him to stay in the program.”

To add to the drama, Snyder revealed Sutton has failed two drug tests. To a normal thinker, that would mean a fresh start could be just what he needs, and if you truly have the player’s best interest at heart you would see that.

Let’s hope the absurdity ends soon and Sutton is able to leave the program without losing his scholarship.

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