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5 Wheaton College Football Players Face Felony Charges in Hazing Incident

posted on September 21, 2017

Chicago Tribune’s Christy Gutowski and Stacy St. Clair report, “Five Wheaton College football players face felony charges after being accused of a 2016 hazing incident in which a freshman teammate was restrained with duct tape, beaten and left half-naked with two torn shoulders on a baseball field.” James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, Benjamin Pettway, Noah Spielman, and Samuel TeBos are being charged with aggravated battery, mob action, and unlawful restraint, after a judge signed their arrest warrants Monday afternoon. “The conduct we discovered as a result of our investigation into this incident was entirely unacceptable and inconsistent with the values we share as human beings and as members of an academic community that espouses to live according to our Community Covenant,” said LaTonya Taylor, a spokeswoman for the conservative Christian school.

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