Fight at Phi Kaps probed

The DeKalb Police Department is investigating a fight involving members of the NIU football team and the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Police were summoned to the Phi Kap house, 1020 W. Hillcrest Drive, at about 1 a.m. Friday morning after four or five males allegedly attempted to enter a party without an invitation, reports state. Some of the subjects later were identified as football players.

No arrests were made immediately following the incident. However, DeKalb Police Chief Don Berke said future arrests might occur in connection with the incident.

David Stewart, temporary greek activities coordinator, said the fraternity house party was within all InterFraternity Council regulations. Police arrived at the fraternity house to find between 50 and 100 people on the lawn in front of the fraternity house.

NIU head football coach Jerry Pettibone said, “There were several players involved in different degrees,” but declined to release their names until the police investigation is completed. If the players were at fault, they will face disciplinary action, he said.

Police reports state $450 in damage was caused during the disturbance. An unknown number of people were transported by private vehicles to Kishwaukee Community Hospital, where they were treated and released.