Fired band director doesn't want to sue Ohio State

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired director of Ohio State's celebrated marching band says he wants his job back but doesn't want to sue his beloved university, at least not at this point.

The school stands by its firing of Jon Waters last month. An investigation concluded he knew about but failed to stop a "sexualized culture" of rituals that included students marching in their underwear and performing sexually themed stunts to get explicit nicknames.

Waters told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he hasn't asked Ohio State for reinstatement. He says he's focused on setting the record straight about efforts he made to change the band culture and about the investigation report, which he calls inaccurate and unbalanced.

Ohio State says Waters hasn't provided factual examples of tangible efforts to change the culture.

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