1 Wheaton College Football Player Pleads Guilty In Hazing Case

Bernie Tafoya
March 22, 2018 - 12:53 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- One of five former Wheaton College football players accused of hazing a teammate two years ago has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

The DuPage County State's Attorney dropped felony charges against 21-year-old Noah Spielman who pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor battery.

Spielman had been charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint along with four other teammates. 

According to State's Attorney spokesman Paul Darrah, Spielman was sentenced by Judge Brian Telander to one-year conditional discharge, in other words, no jail time if he stays out of trouble.  The judge has also ordered him to donate $250 to an anti-crime group and to perform 100 hours of community service.  Twenty-five hours of that must be to discuss the issue of hazing with youth groups.

Darrah said Spielman did not make a statement in court.