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Ohio State marching band chief is fired for allowing 'sexualized' rituals among members including performing naked, singing filthy songs and acting out sex-themed stunts

Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a 'sexualized' culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts.

Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade before that.

His halftime shows for what's known to fans as 'The Best Damn Band in the Land' were considered revolutionary and drew millions of viewers on YouTube.

Ohio State President Michael Drake, on the job just three weeks, said that he was 'profoundly disappointed and shocked' by the findings of a two-month investigation that began before his arrival.

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