Transcript for Football players accused in hazing face felony charges
college football hazing scandal outside Chicago. Five players at Wheaton college facing new charges. Here's ABC's Alex Perez. Reporter: Tonight, at the respected Wheaton college football program, just outside Chicago -- He's got a seam. Reporter: Disturbing hazing allegations against five football players. They are being charged with felony counts, aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. Reporter: The players now seniors accused of kidnapping a freshman teammate from his dorm at the conservative Christian school. The victim saying he was bound with duct tape, punched and says his attackers attempted to sexually assault him with an object in March of 2016. This is not just immature, silly behavior by adolescents. This is absolute criminal behavior. Reporter: The victim's attorney says he suffered torn muscles in both shoulders, requiring surgeries. Prosecutors now charging the athletes who, until now, still appeared on this year's team roster. David, school officials say, they're troubled byheal galgss, cooperating with authorities, and they launched their own investigation. David? Alex Perez at Wheaton college tonight. Thank you, Alex.
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