3 Men Get Probation in Southern Hazing Case

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 6:32am

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Louisiana men and a Georgia man have received probation for their roles in a hazing incident that sent two Southern University marching band members to the hospital before the 2008 Bayou Classic.
Another Georgia man pleaded no contest in the case. On Tuesday, a state Judge put Lagarian Bridgewater and Clifton Taylor of Baton Rouge and Carlo Carter of Stone Mountain, Ga., on active supervised probation for two years.
The three men, who previously pleaded no contest to misdemeanor
hazing and criminal conspiracy to commit second-degree battery, were among seven former Southern band members arrested in the case. One of them, Joseph Webb, of Columbus, Ga., entered a no-contest plea to those charges Tuesday. He will be sentenced Oct. 23.