The biggest problem is I see is that Ohio State was not interested in writing a balanced report. Once they decided they were going the termination route, they knew they had to draft the report in a one-sided manner for legal reasons. Now we see that many of the students named in the report were not even complaining about anything and they're more upset now that the report makes it seem like they should feel sexualized or embarrassed. The whole report is designed to support Waters' termination but all it did was embarrass a proud institution and damage it, possibly beyond repair in the public eye.
Call them biased or allege they have their heads in the sand, but the current and former members of the band understand the situation better than anybody. Their opinion counts for something.
Ohio State released a strong statement today, attempting to stave off this PR problem by attacking Waters again. They even cited the released audio recording ("released") in which Waters verbally criticizes an insubordinate drum major. We've all heard the audio. It's weak and we all know far worse goes on every single day at football practice. For Ohio State to hang their hat on that demonstrates some serious desperation on their part.
No, they're never going to admit they f'd up by firing Waters instead of imposing a lesser form of discipline with guidelines. So they'll never reinstate him. This whole thing is another administration clusterfuck and it sucks for everybody.