A-State quarterback says dog was stolen, killed

A-State quarterback says dog was stolen, killed

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An Arkansas State University football player put up a post on social media claiming that someone stole, and then killed, his dog.

Quarterback Fredi Knighten posted an image on Instagram Monday showing his dog and a sign which read "God saw how you treated our puppy."

Knighten claims in the post that someone took his dog, then returned it back to him dead and mangled.

A-State said Monday the incident has nothing to do with the university, or Knighten's football career, but they are supporting him.

The dog, according to A-State's Marketing Director Bill Smith, was killed in Little Rock at Knighten's parents' home. As of Tuesday, no report had been filed at the Little Rock Police Department.

Even though it was not killed on campus and is not an on-campus incident, Smith said the college is working with Knighten to make sure he is okay.

Jerry Scott with Arkansas State Athletics released the following statement to Region 8 News:

"Fredi Knighten is understandably upset about the incident that occurred with his pet, and in turn posted a comment on social media expressing his emotions. The athletics department will support Fredi during this time, and we will let the legal process take its course. Fredi remains focused on Arkansas State's game this weekend at New Mexico State and he will not be fielding any interviews regarding the sad and unfortunate incident that occurred with his dog."

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