Manslaughter convictions have come down on the last three defendants accused of hazing a Florida A&M drum major to death. Friday’s verdict ended a three-year-old case that shined a light on ritualized hazing within the school’s famed band.
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.
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.
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.
Florida A & M University’s Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents.
The four remaining defendants in the hazing death case of a Florida A&M University student have had their trial postponed until October.
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.
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.
Florida A&M University has received an early Christmas present. The school is no longer on probation.
Two more former band members charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major have made plea deals.