STILLWATER, Okla. -- Four Oklahoma State fraternity members accused of beating a pledge last year have pleaded no contest in to a misdemeanor hazing charge as part of a plea deal.
Alpha Phi Alpha members Jason Taylor; Joshua Goree; Mitchel McCowan; and Michael Combs were accused of beating the pledge with paddles and other items. The four were sentenced Thursday in Payne County District Court to write 1,250-word papers on hazing, pay a total of $3,755 in restitution and perform community service work. Co-defendant Lyall Storandt pleaded no contest to the charge in November and was given a similar sentence. The sixth co-defendant — Cory Cox — is scheduled for trial in June. OSU banned the fraternity after the incident. Copyright 2008 The Associated Press.