"There were a lot of people involved, from suspects to the victim to other witnesses.All the students left the school in May to go home for the summer as well.Regardless, Noah has willingly surrendered to law enforcement to face these allegations, and he will continue to cooperate with authorities moving forward. Spielman and his family have full faith and confidence in the legal process and the Du Page County criminal justice system." The other players — Pettway, 21, from Lookout Mountain, Ga.; Cooksey, 22, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Te Bos, 22, of Allendale, Mich.— are expected to turn themselves in to authorities this week.The players drove to a park located off campus and carried the 19-year-old onto a baseball diamond, according to his account.The players threw dirt on the teen, took his cellphone and left him half naked on the field, he said.It was a lot of work, and we didn't rush the investigation."A second football player was also targeted in a hazing incident that night, but he was not injured and did not file a complaint, Murphy said. Attempts to reach the second player were not successful.
After the vehicle began moving, they played Middle Eastern music and made offensive comments about Muslims, according to the victim's account.
Murphy described a lengthy investigation that included numerous witnesses and unusual circumstances.
"There were a lot of things in play from the get-go," he said.
Spielman, 21, from Columbus, Ohio, also turned himself in and posted bail Tuesday night.
His attorney, Mark Sutter, released this statement:"Noah Spielman was shocked to hear of these charges after an investigation by Wheaton College exonerated him over one year ago.
"The school and the football staff should have to explain that to the public."The Thunder, a Division III program ranked fourth in the nation, are scheduled to play at Elmhurst College on Saturday.