Wisconsin Marching Band Suspended For Hazing

Well, here’s not something you see every day. The entire marching band for the University of Wisconsin have been suspended from taking part in today’s game against Ohio State because of “allegations of hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual misconduct”.

Wisconsin Marching Band

According to ESPN.COM, when band director Mike Leckrone told the kids yesterday they’d be staying home, he felt like he “hit them between the eyes with a sledgehammer”. Which is probably the kind of hazing stuff that got them in trouble in the first place.

While the sordid details have yet to be released regarding exactly what went down - come on Smoking Gun, get on that! - if it’s anything like the band’s infamous 2006 Michigan trip, the description’s going to read like the Starr Report.

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