O- H- Uh Oh…the Ohio State band director is in hot water over sexual misconduct. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years.
The two month investigation , triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another –– often directed at new band members by older students –– and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known.
Waters, 38, was ousted from his post effective today, OSU President Michael V. Drake said. Well, there you have it. Waters will not be hitting the field this upcoming football season. The show must go on and The Best Damn Band in the Land sure puts on a good one.