Ohio State has had its share of controversy in recent years and apparently it’s not over yet.

FOX News reports.

Ohio State band controversy puts university in spotlight again

Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band director accused of ignoring a “sexualized” culture of rituals among band members.

The university dismissed Jonathan Waters on Thursday after a two-month investigation concluded that he knew about but failed to stop rituals that included students being pressured to march in their underwear, sing lewd songs, and perform sexually themed stunts that yielded often explicit nicknames.

The investigation began with a parent’s complaint of “objectionable traditions and customs,” about which band members were sworn to secrecy.

Waters’ attorney, David Axelrod, said Friday the report denigrates Waters’ efforts to change the band’s culture. He said Waters, band director since 2012, met with the provost earlier this month, agreed to have a “zero-tolerance policy” and a “cultural assessment” of the band, and left the meeting thinking he’d keep his job.

Waters later was given a choice between quitting or being fired and didn’t resign because he doesn’t believe he acted improperly, Axelrod said. He said they’ll fight to clear Waters’ name and are considering their options for that. He also questions why the school interviewed relatively few band members.