LINCOLN, Neb. — Eight members of the Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have pleaded not guilty to hazing and alcohol charges.
Former Sigma Chi pledges accused the members of physical and mental abuse.
Court affidavits detailed claims that members threw books and full beer cans at pledges and used racially charged words to describe them.
The attorney for one of the fraternity members who was charged said his client should be presumed innocent.
“We’re looking forward to receiving the reports on this case and get moving on it,” said attorney John Berry.
Court proceedings have been scheduled for later this summer for all eight defendants. The University has suspended the frat