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James Piazza (right) seated with wife Evelyn and son Michael speaks during an interview last year about his son Timothy, a Penn State sophomore who died after a hazing ritual. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Judge Dismisses Most Serious Charges In Penn State Hazing Death

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Evelyn and Jim Piazza's son Timothy died on Feb. 4, 2017 because of injuries he suffered during fraternity hazing rituals at Penn State. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Penn State Fraternity Death Brings New Attention To Hazing

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The death of Penn State student Timothy Piazza in February has sparked investigations into the hazing culture at the university. Chris Koleno/Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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Prosecutors filed charges against 12 members of Penn State's now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi chapter and added to the already-existing charges against five others. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Administrators at Penn State's main campus in State College, Pa., had already banned Beta Theta Pi after the hazing death of a pledge, which has resulted in involuntary manslaughter charges. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Jonathan Martin, seen here during an NFL rookies' camp in 2012, allegedly received threatening texts and voice mails from teammate Richie Incognito that included racial slurs. Joel Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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