Penn State Trainer who Testified in Frat Death Case Quits

In this Jan. 2, 2016, file photo, Penn State athletic trainer Tim Bream, right, and head coach James Franklin, left, check on injured quarterback Christian Hackenberg prior to his leaving the game in the first half of the TaxSlayer Bowl NCAA college football game against Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla. Lawyers for Penn State fraternity brothers charged in a pledge's death want Bream, a live-in adviser at the Beta Theta Pi house, to testify about what he knew about an alcohol-fueled pledge event on Feb. 2, 2017, that led to the death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza, of Lebanon, New Jersey. AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File

A Penn State football team trainer who was in a fraternity house a year ago when a pledge suffered fatal injuries during a night of hazing and drinking is quitting.

Penn State said Friday that Tim Bream is resigning at month's end. Bream didn't respond to an email seeking comment.

The school won't say whether his departure is related to the prosecution of Beta Theta Pi fraternity brothers in connection with the death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey.

Bream was the fraternity's live-in adviser.

He testified in August that he went to his room after watching a pledge bid acceptance ceremony and left for work the next morning without noticing Piazza.

The criminal case against the fraternity members is on hold while state prosecutors review the case.