Kent State DB Nate Holley charged with felony kidnapping

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Kent State DB Nate Holley had 17 tackles vs. Penn State in September. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Kent State DB Nate Holley had 17 tackles vs. Penn State in September. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Kent State safety Nate Holley has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest.

According to The Record-Courier, Holley, a two-time All-MAC selection, is facing a first-degree felony kidnapping charge for an alleged incident “involving a female” last Thursday in Franklin Township, Ohio.

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A program spokesman confirmed Holley’s suspension to the paper.

“We are aware of the situation and take this matter very seriously,” Kent State Executive Director of Media Relations Eric Mansfield said. “He has been suspended from the team indefinitely.”

Holley, a senior, leads the Mid-American Conference with 111 tackles (80 solo) through nine games this season. He also has 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack this season. Holley led the league with 139 tackles in 2015 and also had 136 in 2014.

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Kent State is 3-6 overall on the season and 2-3 in MAC play. The Golden Flashes host undefeated Western Michigan Tuesday night. WMU was ranked No. 14 in Sunday’s AP Top 25 Poll and were No. 23 in last week’s College Football Playoff rankings.

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