Kent State Safety Nate Holley Suspended After Being Charged with Kidnapping

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The Kent State Golden Flashes suspended safety Nate Holley indefinitely after authorities in Portage County, Ohio, charged the senior with first-degree felony kidnapping, according to Allen Moff of the Record-Courier.

Moff reported the alleged kidnapping occurred last Thursday in Franklin Township, Ohio.

Eric Mansfield, Kent State’s executive director of university media relations, provided a statement following Holley’s suspension: “We are aware of the situation and take this matter very seriously. He has been suspended from the team indefinitely.”

Holley has appeared in all nine of Kent State’s games in 2016 and leads the team with 111 tackles.

His suspension comes a day before the 3-6 Golden Flashes face off with the unbeaten No. 14 Western Michigan Broncos.