Ohio State Marching Band Reportedly In Trouble Again
Just months after a university investigation revealed findings of an overly sexualized culture and hazing, Ohio State's marching band is reportedly in trouble again.
At least six members of the band were involved in at least four alcohol-related incidents i New Orleans during Ohio State's Sugar Bowl festivities last week, NBC 4 in Columbus reports. The Ohio TV station also reports two Buckeye marching band members had to be hospitalized due to alcohol consumption, one of them during a pep rally.
Both band members who were hospitalized were subsequently expelled from the band, according to NBC 4.
In July, Ohio State University fired its band director after a two-month investigation uncovered multiple hazing-like traditions and a culture of overt sexuality that some considered harassment. Among the university's findings were sexually explicit nicknames and alternate lyrics for other college's fight songs, many of which were sexually explicit, as well.