Names: James Cooksey, Noah Spielman, Kyler Kregel, Benjamin Pettway, Samuel TeBos
Team: Wheaton College (College Football)
Charges: Aggravated Battery, Mob Action, Unlawful Restraint
Wheaton College defensive linemen James Cooksey and Noah Spielman, offensive linemen Kyler Kregel and Ben Pettway and linebacker Samuel TeBos were charged on Tuesday (September 19, 2017) in DuPage County, Illinois.
According to The New York Times, the five men were charged in connection with an alleged March 2016 hazing incident.
UPDATE: Kregel, Pettway, Spielman and TeBos pleaded not guilty on Monday (October 23, 2017).
UPDATE #2: Cooksey pleaded not guilty on Monday (November 13, 2107).
UPDATE #3: Spielman pleaded guilty on Thursday (March 22, 2018) as part of a plea deal to a charge of misdemeanor battery. As part of the deal, nine felony charges were dropped against Spielman. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge requiring him to pay a $250 anti-crime fee and 100 hours of community service.
UPDATE #4: Kregel pleaded guilty on Tuesday (June 5, 2018). He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge and 100 hours of community service.
UPDATE #5: TeBos pleaded guilty on Tuesday (June 19, 2018) to misdemeanor battery. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge and 100 hours of community service.
UPDATE #6: Cooksey pleaded guilty on Monday (July 16, 2018) to attempted unlawful restraint as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to 30 days of court supervision.
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