Hazing

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

Jury Convicts 3 Of Manslaughter Florida A&M Hazing Death

Manslaughter convictions have come down on the last three defendants accused of hazing a Florida A&M drum major to death. Friday‚Äôs verdict ended a three-year-old case that shined a light on ritualized hazing within the school’s famed band.

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Trial Beginning For Last Three Defendants In FAMU Hazing Case

Three years have passed since the brutal beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major exposed a culture of hazing within the school’s band.

04/19/2015

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Ringleader In FAMU Hazing Death Sentenced To Prison

A former Florida A&M University band member who reportedly orchestrated the hazing of of drum major Robert Champion, an act which led to his death, has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.

01/09/2015

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Hazing Trial Set To Start For 4 FAMU Band Members

It’s been nearly nearly three years since Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion died after being beaten and now the trial of four members of FAMU’s band is set to start on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter.

10/27/2014

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Hazing Trial Starts For Four FAMU Band Members

Florida A & M University’s Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents.

10/26/2014

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

FAMU Hazing Death Trial Postponed

The four remaining defendants in the hazing death case of a Florida A&M University student have had their trial postponed until October.

09/09/2014

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 23: Jonathan Martin #71 of the Miami Dolphins defends along the line against the Buffalo Bills on December 23, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Bills 24-10. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Jonathan Martin Speaks Out Ahead Of Ted Wells Report

In an exclusive interview with former NFL coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC and is an outside adviser for the Miami Dolphins looking into the allegations of harassment, Jonathan Martin said racial and aggressive talk made by multiple teammates played a role in him leaving the team.

CBS Miami–01/29/2014

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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

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Florida A&M Probation Lifted

Florida A&M University has received an early Christmas present. The school is no longer on probation.

12/10/2013

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Two Former FAMU Band Members Take A Plea In Death Of Drum Major

Two more former band members charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major have made plea deals.

11/13/2013

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