Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Kansas State to pay Big 12 $5,000 fine for X-rated marching band formation (VIDEO)

Kansas State will pay the price for inadvertently performing an X-rated halftime show, after its marching band appeared to form male genitalia being put into the mouth of a rival mascot during Saturday's home opener against South Dakota.

The band quickly issued an apology, saying the band's formation was meant to resemble Kansas University's Jayhawk fighting Star Trek's Starship Enterprise — but many shocked viewers saw something totally different than what was the original premise.

But after looking at the pre-planned chart, who's kidding who?

"If you weren't watching the #KState band at halftime you missed a borderline pornographic formation. So sorry I didn't get a pic," tweeted one person watching the Wildcats' 34-0 win.

On Tuesday, Kansas State agreed to sanctions with the Big 12 Conference: a $5,000 fine and a single-game suspension for the director of bands.

"At Saturday's home football opener Kansas State University fell short of its obligation to conduct itself in a consistent manner with the principles of sportsmanship," said university president Kirk Schulz. "Good sportsmanship is part of the Wildcat way; we do not want to do anything that takes away from the tremendous efforts of our student athletes and the award-winning Pride of Wildcard Land marching band."

And there now must be "prior approval for the content of all band halftime shows" by the school's Office of Student Life and athletic department.

Big 12 just took on a whole new meaning.

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