K-State suspends Gilbert for violation of team rules

Updated: January 30, 2008, 9:33 PM ET
Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State coach Frank Martin announced Wednesday that junior forward Andre Gilbert has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

The suspension came as the Wildcats (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) were preparing to take on No. 2 Kansas, a team they haven't beaten in Manhattan since 1983.

"We have expectations for our student-athletes and Andre has not lived up to those expectations," Martin said in a statement. "Like every member of our team, he has to understand that there are consequences when you fail to follow the rules."

Gilbert, who had been a projected starter for Wednesday's game, averaged 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 17 games this season.

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