Iowa reopens investigation into abuse of its marching band

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Iowa has reopened an investigation into abuse of its marching band at a football game against Iowa State in Ames.

The move comes after an outcry from band members who went public with detailed accusations after a previous investigation was dropped.

The Gazette newspaper reports the complaints involve verbal, physical and sexual abuse.

One woman was reported to have been taken to a hospital.

Iowa's deputy athletic director and music director sent a letter of support to the marching band.

The band members say there was abuse both during and after the football game between Iowa and Iowa State September 14th. Iowa won the contest 18-17 after two lengthy weather delays.

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