“He’s a wonderful young man with a great deal of faith, honor and integrity,” Sutter said of Spielman. "This is something that has been lingering for over a year and a half.".
A Wheaton College spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. Spielman, along with teammates James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, Benjamin Pettway and Samuel TeBos, were charged this week with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint after being accused of a hazing incident in which authorities said a freshman teammate was restrained with duct tape, beaten and left half-naked with two torn shoulders on a baseball field. The charges do not hinge on the kind of DNA or forensic evidence that typically prolong an investigation. Eddie Johnson: sources, Chicago native will become first African American cardinal, Community demands more action after Waukegan officer fired for fatal shooting, VP Pence's chief of staff, top adviser both test positive for coronavirus, Protestors demand justice in deadly Little Village police shooting, Chicago Weather: Brief light showers Sunday morning, Dormant Hyde Park music venue repurposed into Mexican restaurant, CPD issues warning after multiple armed robberies in Lake View, nearby areas, Social media use among teens has increased during COVID-19 pandemic: study, 3 Notre Dame students hit, 2 killed after struck by car. After placing a pillowcase over his head, they allegedly carried him out, placed him in a pickup truck and drove him to nearby baseball field. Spielman, who is expected to plead not guilty, was punished following an internal inquiry at the evangelical Christian school last year, attorney Mark Sutter told reporters Wednesday.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Spike in newly confirmed daily COVID-19 cases brings a new state record — 6,161 — as 63 more deaths reported; positivity rate climbs to 6.1%. Though Sutter said he did not know the details of the punishment, Spielman remained a full-time student and a member of the football team. But the Los Angeles Rams offer a blueprint for how to work the math. He was sentenced to conditional discharge — a form of probation — … Here’s a breakdown of the rules and safety guidelines. Column: Pritzker’s COVID-19 shutdown and the death of those great independent restaurants we love, Falling leaves can be a pain during yard work, but mulching mowers make it easier to handle, Officers respond to domestic battery call at the home of former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. The freshman kicked his legs and yelled at them to stop, only to be punched and have his bare legs and wrists wrapped in duct tape, he said. Wheaton police said it was a complicated case that involved many people, including multiple suspects, a victim and several other witnesses. Noah Spielman, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, admitted guilt in DuPage County court to a charge of battery. Spielman is the son of former NFL All-Pro linebacker Chris Spielman, who now works as a football analyst for Fox Sports. Noah Spielman, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, admitted guilt in DuPage County court to a charge of battery. The teen told investigators that his teammates restrained him with more duct tape during the drive, pulled down his shorts and underwear, then repeatedly tried to insert an object into his rectum.
Sutter said Spielman's family has faith that the college student's name will be cleared. Wheaton College football player Noah Spielman is "frustrated" and "disappointed" by the criminal charges against him after a lengthy investigation into a 2016 hazing incident, his lawyer said.
Prosecutors agreed to dismiss all felony counts against the former football player in exchange for his plea. "And certainly football fits in there as well.
A second football player was also targeted in a hazing incident that night, but he was not injured and did not file a complaint, Murphy said. Noah Spielman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery, his attorney said.
He withdrew from the school a short time later.
Confused about outdoor dining? Spielman and the other four players were listed as seniors on the 2017 Wheaton College football roster. Other players were present during the incident, but none were charged, police said.
At least 25 of those hours will come in the form of speeches warning others about the dangers of hazing, according to the terms of the plea arrangement. With COVID-19 on the rise, here’s what to consider before seeing friends or family indoors this winter, Ex-Cubs coach Brandon Hyde sells Evanston home — complete with Wrigley Field sod in backyard — for $840,000, Pope Francis names 13 new cardinals, including Archbishop Wilton Gregory, the first US Black prelate chosen for the honor, ‘Saturday Night Live’ tackles Trump’s COVID-19 plan, Rudy Giuliani and the mute button, Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to start issuing speed camera tickets for cars going 6 mph over the limit, Man shot while sitting in vehicle in Gold Coast, police say, Man, 30, fatally shot on South Side; 60-year-old man taken into custody, police say, Illinois sets new single-day COVID record with 6,161 cases, University of Dayton student from La Grange dies after contracting COVID-19, Girl, 3, in good condition after being shot inside South Side home.
Column: Best president for Black America since Lincoln? Nagy filed a civil suit last week against the college and a number of players, though not Spielman. Stefanie survived four bouts with breast cancer, during which both she and her husband were active in raising funds for breast cancer research. He and his teammates have cooperated with law enforcement throughout the investigation, authorities said. Prosecutors said Spielman played Middle Eastern music in the car, as he and the other players spoke in accents during the ride to the ballfield. Polls overwhelmingly show Biden leading Trump in Wisconsin and Michigan. Spielman, who transferred to Wheaton from a Division I program in 2015 because he wanted a more religious-based education, hopes to return to the playing field soon, his attorney said. After the freshman yelled at them to stop, he was beaten, he said. Here’s a breakdown of the rules and safety guidelines. Earlier this week, the school called the hazing incident "unacceptable" and contrary to the school's religious values. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune), Second stimulus check updates: Pelosi, Mnuchin trade blame as likelihood for COVID-19 relief package is ‘very, very slim’, Chicago Bulls champion Toni Kukoc sells Highland Park home for $920,000. Rather than go to the west suburban campus and arrest the five athletes, Wheaton police said they allowed the players to turn themselves in because they had all been cooperative with the investigation and were not considered a threat to public safety.
A former Wheaton College football player pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor for his role in a 2016 hazing incident that injured another player, and prosecutors agreed to drop other charges against him. Before he formally agreed to the plea, Spielman gave a statement in private to prosecutors along with the judge and a court reporter. Noah Spielman posts bond, leaves jail at midnight Wednesday The son of former Ohio State and NFL star Chris Spielman bonded out of the Wheaton Police Department as the clock struck midnight Wednesday. "There are three things in life that he absolutely adores: his faith, his family and his passion for school," Sutter said. Confused about outdoor dining? The freshman told investigators that he was placed in the back seat of a teammate's vehicle and held down by at least two players while others piled into the vehicle.
The players do not have prior public criminal records, according to available public records in their home states. It was also slowed during the summer months when students left campus, authorities said.
Spielman, who is the son of TV football analyst and former NFL All-Pro linebacker Chris Spielman, “has been taught a valuable lesson,” the attorney said. His attorney, Mark Sutter, said his client played a minor role in the March 19, 2016, incident, for which he and four other football players from the college were charged with felony counts of aggravated battery and unlawful restraint. Assistant State’s Attorney Mike Pawl said the statement would be available for use in the pending criminal cases against the other four players — Kyler Kregel, Samuel TeBos, Benjamin Pettway and James Cooksey. The freshman, who went to the hospital and spoke with police officers later that night, suffered two labrum tears that required surgery, authorities said. Former Wheaton football player files suit over alleged hazing, 5th Wheaton College football player pleads not guilty in hazing case, 4 of 5 Wheaton College football players plead not guilty in hazing case, Wheaton College internal document challenges alleged hazing victim's credibility, More than 6K new COVID-19 cases marks highest single day count in IL, CPD investigate domestic incident at home of former Supt. The Thunder, a Division III program ranked fourth in the nation, are scheduled to play at Elmhurst College on Saturday.
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