Kent State football player charged with kidnapping

KENT, Ohio– A Kent State football player is facing charges for kidnapping.

Nate Holley (Photo courtesy: Portage County Sheriff's Office)

Nate Holley (Photo courtesy: Portage County Sheriff’s Office)

Nate Holley, 21, of Toledo, was charged with first-degree kidnapping on Monday, according to the Portage County Common Pleas Court docket.

Holley appeared in court Monday afternoon. He posted the $50,000 bond and was released. According to court documents, he was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to report to Oriana House for GPS monitoring.

His preliminary hearing is set for Thursday.

“We are aware of the situation and taken this matter very seriously. He has been suspended from the team indefinitely,” Kent State spokesman Eric Mansfield said.

Holley is in his senior year at Kent State. The safety has 401 career tackles and was the MAC East defensive player of the week this season.