Former fraternity president sentenced to jail time

The former president of Sigma Chi at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been sentenced to five days in jail and fined $500.

23-year-old Michael Classen of Omaha had pleaded no contest to procuring alcohol and to hazing.  Prosecutors say he admitted slapping a fraternity pledge and buying beer kegs for frat events in 2009 at which underage drinking occurred.

In court for sentencing Thursday, Classen apologized for his actions.

The charges stemmed from a UNL police investigation into Sigma Chi, which was subsequently suspended by UNL officials.

Police say fraternity members forced pledges to drink vodka and Tabasco sauce until they vomited.

Classen has since graduated.