Hazing Death

Robert Champion with FAMU band.  (Courtesy: The Champion Family)

Former FAMU Band Member Receives Jail Sentence For Hazing Death

One of the former Florida A&M band members involved in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion could become the first to be sentenced to jail.

03/28/2014

(Source: famu.edu)

FAMU Trustees Look To Name New President In Early January

Florida A&M University is still on track to name its next president at the beginning of the new year. FAMU began the search after James H. Ammons resigned in July 2012, stepping down in the wake of the November 2011 hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion.

12/29/2013

Benjamin McNamee (left) and Jessie Baskin were charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

FAMU Hazing Suspects Plead Not Guilty To New Charges

Former Florida A&M band members are pleading not guilty to increased charges of manslaughter related to the death of drum major Robert Champion.

04/06/2013

Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

Board To Discuss Improvements At FAMU

The state’s Board of Governors will meet Wednesday and Thursday at Florida A&M University to discuss improvements being made on the campus.

03/27/2013

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Band Members Charged With Manslaughter In Hazing Death

New charges have been filed against ten former Florida A&M University band members accused in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.

03/04/2013

(Source: American-School-Search.com)

FAMU Alumnus Returns To School As Anti-Hazing Chief

In what may be the first position of its kind, an anti-hazing administrator was hired at Florida A&M University.

CBS4–01/18/2013

Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

Lawyer: FAMU Hazing Incident Settlement Offer “Insulting”

Florida A&M university is being blasted by the lawyer for a student who died during a band hazing incident who said a proposed settlement in his death is unacceptable.

11/08/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Hazing Suspect Pleads No Contest In Band Member’s Death

The first of a dozen defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A & M drum major pleaded no contest to third degree felony charges Tuesday.

CBS4–10/09/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Asks Judge To Throw Out Hazing Lawsuit

A judge will decide whether a lawsuit filed by the family of a Florida A&M University drum major will go forward.

CBS4–09/10/2012

(Source: famu.edu)

FAMU To Fill Halftime With Music

With the suspension of the Marching 100 following the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, Florida A&M University had to figure out what to do during halftime.

08/21/2012

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