Criminal charges against FAMU band members accused of hazing have been dropped.
A FAMU spokesperson tells Eyewitness News charges against James Wheeler, Kenneth Sparks and Dontay Douglas have been dropped.
Court papers say the trio paddled as many as seven fellow Marching 100 members, claiming they deserved it for stealing items from a Detroit hotel during the motor city classic.
We are told the three members are no longer in the band and will still face a judicial hearing by university officials to determine their enrollment status. A date for the hearing has not been set.
This case broke just days before the hazing trial of five FAMU fraternity brothers.