Kansas State Wildcats head football coach Bill Snyder provided his rationale behind denying the scholarship release of wide receiver Corey Sutton during a booster event Thursday.

"It doesn't make sense to not try to prevent [Sutton from leaving]" Snyder said, per Mitch Sherman of ESPN.com. "If you're a No. 2, you probably want to be a No. 1. If you have the option to leave, and you have 22 No. 2s on your team leaving, you don't have much of a team left."

Snyder also said Sutton failed two drug tests during his time with the Wildcats.

Snyder's comments came after Sutton said in an interview with Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle the coach denied the receiver's request to be released after being presented with 35 potential transfer destinations.