Former K-State football player Derick Newton has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former Kansas State Wildcats defensive lineman Derick Newton has passed away. He was 21.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. According to The Mercury.com, Newton died by suicide.

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The police report said that the authorities found the man died inside of an apartment in the 2000 block of College Avenue in Manhattan, Kansas. The death is currently under investigation.

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Newton reportedly posted to Facebook on Wednesday night, “Got issues. I kant deal wyt luv yll folks.”

The Mercury is reporting that Newton was the person of interest in a kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl. He was facing criminal sodomy and indecent liberties with a child.

The report also says that while the authorities were executing a search warrant, they came across Newton’s dead body.

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“Too many goodbyes this year,” sophomore wide receiver Malik Knowles wrote. “Check on your loved ones.”

Newton was in his second stint with the Wildcats. He was a member of the 2018 class, then spent two seasons at Butler County Community College, before re-joining Kansas State.

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247Sports is reporting that Newton left the program ‘due to an inability to connect with the current staff.’

Newton is survived by a young daughter and son.

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