4 Wheaton College players to be arraigned in battery case
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Four of the five Wheaton College football players charged with battery against one of their teammates are scheduled to be arraigned.
The four players are to appear before a DuPage County judge Monday morning. They are accused of duct-taping the teammate’s hands and feet and attempting to sodomize him with an object in March 2016. They later dumped him half-naked in an off-campus park. Each player was charged last month with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. A fifth player will be arraigned Nov. 13.
A judge previously ruled that cameras won’t be allowed at the hearing.
The five players were suspended from the team after charges were filed. The most serious charge carries a maximum sentence of two to five years in prison.