Tallahassee, Florida- August 30, 2012
A former FAMU Marching 100 band member accused of hazing was in court today.
Denise Bailey was not in the courtroom this morning for her hearing but a plea of no contest to disorderly conduct has been entered.
Bailey was one of four band members arrested in January.
The four were accused of hazing clarinet players at a home on Magnolia Drive.
Today, Bailey's attorney entered a plea of no contest to disorderly conduct. Court records say Denise Bailey, Brandon Benson, Hakeem Birch, and Anthony Mingo were initiating a group of pledges to the group of clarinet players, known as "the Clones." Court documents say during meetings at 639 East Magnolia Drive they made the pledges exercise, play music, and punched, slapped, and/or paddled them.
Benson plead no contest to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to six months probation and 75 hours of community service. Hakeem Birch already entered a plea.