Noah Spielman, the son of former Ohio State star Chris Spielman, is one of five Wheaton College football player facing felony charges for a 2016 hazing incident, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The five players are accused of restraining a freshman player with duct tape and leaving him half-naked and beaten on a baseball field, according to the report. They have been charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint and are reportedly expected to turn themselves in this week.
“This has had a devastating effect on my life,” the unnamed victim said in a statement to the Chicago Tribune. “What was done to me should never occur in connection with a football program or any other activity. … I am confident that the criminal prosecution will provide a fair and just punishment to the men who attacked me.”
Noah Spielman is a senior defensive lineman at Wheaton, a Division-III school in the Chicago suburbs. Chris Spielman starred for the Buckeyes in the mid 1980s and was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. He is currently an NFL analyst with FOX Sports.