K-State’s Curtis Kelly under investigation by athletic department

Kansas State forward Curtis Kelly dunks during the second half against Nebraska on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State forward Curtis Kelly dunks during the second half against Nebraska on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Manhattan, Kan.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

— Curtis Kelly is the subject of a Kansas State athletic department investigation for a violation of a condition in the student-athlete handbook, the Wichita Eagle reported on Tuesday night.

The violation could earn him dismissal from the team, a source within the department told the Eagle.

The source said Kelly, a senior, is appealing the violation. A KSU official said he remains on the team.

K-State officials refused to specify the nature of Kelly’s violation, citing student privacy issues.

Kansas State’s Freddy Asprilla left the team in mid-January to explore professional opportunities in his home country of Colombia.

In addition, Wally Judge quit the team last week.

Kansas State is 16-8 overall and 4-5 in the Big 12.