MANHATTAN (TNS) — Kansas State defensive back Duke Shelley was arrested Tuesday morning for failure to appear.
Acting on a warrant from the Manhattan Municipal court, police arrested Shelley at 11:04 a.m. in the 1400 block of College Avenue. The warrant's execution stemmed from citations for having no proof of liability insurance, an expired tag and owning a vehicle that isn't registered. He's free on $500 bond.
Shelley, a senior, hasn't played in the Wildcats' two previous games because of a right leg injury. Prior to the injury, Shelley had been the team's top cover corner -- and one of the best in the Big 12, and the country, at his spot. He picked off one pass against Baylor on Oct. 6, and two more against Oklahoma State the following week.
At the time of his injury, his three interceptions were third most in the Big 12, while his 12 passes defensed ranked second in the league and eighth in the FBS.
Following K-State's loss at Oklahoma on Oct. 27 -- the first game Shelley missed -- head coach Bill Snyder said he doubted the Georgia native would return to the lineup quickly.
Shelley is the third K-State player arrested since the season began, and the second in as many weeks. Linebacker Da'Quan Patton was arrested Oct. 28 for failure to appear after not paying a speeding ticket. Defensive end Bronson Massie was arrested Aug. 23 on four counts of failure to appear for multiple unpaid traffic and parking tickets.