5th Wheaton Football Player Pleads Not Guilty In Hazing Case

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A fifth Wheaton College football player charged with battery in the hazing of a teammate at the suburban Chicago school has pleaded not guilty.

Twenty-two-year-old James Cooksey of Jacksonville, Florida, appeared at a Monday arraignment in DuPage County. He's due back in court Jan. 11 along with the other four who earlier appeared in court in the case. They've also pleaded not guilty.

FILE - This Sept. 16, 2017 combination file photo shows Wheaton College football team players, from left, James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, Benjamin Pettway, Noah Spielman, and Samuel TeBos at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. Cooksey appeared at a Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 arraignment in DuPage County. All five are accused of duct-taping their teammate, then dumping him half-naked in a park in March 2016. Each was charged in September with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. All five have pleaded not guilty. (Lou Foglia/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

FILE - This Sept. 16, 2017 combination file photo shows Wheaton College football team players, from left, James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, Benjamin Pettway, Noah Spielman, and Samuel TeBos at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. Cooksey appeared at a Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 arraignment in DuPage County. All five are accused of duct-taping their teammate, then dumping him half-naked in a park in March 2016. Each was charged in September with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. All five have pleaded not guilty. (Lou Foglia/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

All five are accused of duct-taping their teammate, then dumping him half-naked in a park in March 2016. Each was charged in September with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. The most serious charge carries a maximum five-year prison term.

This undated photos provided by the Wheaton Police Department in Wheaton, Ill., show Wheaton College football players, from left, James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, Ben Pettway, Noah Spielman, and Samuel TeBos,  charged in September with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint, in the hazing of a teammate at the suburban Chicago school. All five are accused of duct-taping their teammate, then dumping him half-naked in a park in March 2016. All five have pleaded not guilty. (Wheaton Police Department via AP)

This undated photos provided by the Wheaton Police Department in Wheaton, Ill., show Wheaton College football players, from left, James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, Ben Pettway, Noah Spielman, and Samuel TeBos, charged in September with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint, in the hazing of a teammate at the suburban Chicago school. All five are accused of duct-taping their teammate, then dumping him half-naked in a park in March 2016. All five have pleaded not guilty. (Wheaton Police Department via AP)

Their victim also told police his attackers attempted to sodomize him with an object. He has since left the school.

This undated photo provided by the Wheaton Police Department in Wheaton, Ill., shows, James Cooksey. Cooksey is one of five Wheaton College football players charged in September with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint, in the hazing of a teammate at the suburban Chicago school. All five are accused of duct-taping their teammate, then dumping him half-naked in a park in March 2016. All five have pleaded not guilty. (Wheaton Police Department via AP)

This undated photo provided by the Wheaton Police Department in Wheaton, Ill., shows, James Cooksey. Cooksey is one of five Wheaton College football players charged in September with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint, in the hazing of a teammate at the suburban Chicago school. All five are accused of duct-taping their teammate, then dumping him half-naked in a park in March 2016. All five have pleaded not guilty. (Wheaton Police Department via AP)

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