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Penn State trainer who testified in frat death case quits

February 09, 2018 01:22 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State football team trainer who was in a fraternity house a year ago when a pledge suffered fatal injuries during a night of hazing and drinking is quitting.

Penn State said Friday that Tim Bream is resigning at month's end. Bream didn't respond to an email seeking comment.

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The school won't say whether his departure is related to the prosecution of Beta Theta Pi fraternity brothers in connection with the death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey.

Bream was the fraternity's live-in adviser.

He testified in August that he went to his room after watching a pledge bid acceptance ceremony and left for work the next morning without noticing Piazza.

The criminal case against the fraternity members is on hold while state prosecutors review the case.


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By MARK SCOLFORO

(Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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