2nd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

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Kyler Kregel, a former Wheaton College football player arrested on felony charges after an alleged hazing incident, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges. | Wheaton College

WHEATON, Ill. — A second former Wheaton College football player arrested on felony charges after an alleged hazing incident has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges.

Kyler Kregel’s plea came Tuesday before a DuPage County judge, and he was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.

The 22-year-old Kregel received the same sentence as 21-year-old Noah Spielman, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges in March after prosecutors agreed to dismiss nine felony counts.

Kregel, Spielman and three other Wheaton players were arrested last year in connection with a 2016 incident in which they allegedly duct-taped a teammate and dumped him half-naked in a park. The teammate, who has since left the school, also told police his attackers attempted to sodomize him with an object.

Wheaton College football player Noah Spielman walks out of the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton after an earlier court proceeding last year. | Bev Horne/Daily Herald via AP file photo

Wheaton College football player Noah Spielman walks out of the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton after an earlier court proceeding last year. | Bev Horne/Daily Herald via AP file photo

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