Three Kansas high school football players accused of pressing a hot coat hanger to the stomachs of several freshmen players in a hazing incident some have called a branding have been charged with aggravated battery, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Nearly two years after a drum major's hazing death silenced the music at Florida A&M football games, the famed Marching 100 band returned to the field Sunday with its familiar booms, drum rattles and other tones for the school's season-opener.
The court martial of a Marine sergeant accused of hazing a member of his squad who later committed suicide in Afghanistan was delayed Monday after the prosecution said it wanted to add to its list of accusations against the defendant.
Florida A&M University said that it's dismissing four students for their role in the death of a marching band member last month, while audio of an emergency call released today showed that the drum major had vomit in his mouth in the moments before he died.
Gary Fineout and Mike Schneider
, December 01, 2011
The Neepawa Natives player who first reported the hazing is going to be traded, and one of the team's assistant coaches has resigned and is now barred from joining another team. The local radio station showed its support for the player by suspending all sponsorship and coverage of the team, and phone calls poured into the player's home from other towns and provinces.
The charges stem from an alleged incident in which the Pierz boys basketball team was returning from a game in Maple Lake. One of the players reported that he was inappropriately touched and told authorities he felt violated.
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