Robert Champion

  One man is awaiting sentencing in the hazing death of Florida A&M University band member Robert Champion. Former FAMU band player Dante Martin has been convicted of manslaughter and felony hazing in the case, the Associated Press reports. Pegged as a ringleader in the hazing that led to Michael’s tragic passing, Dante was formerly […]

Florida A&M University is lifting the suspension of its famous Marching 100 band following a fatal hazing incident in 2011. The band known for its marching appearances at presidential inaugurations and Super Bowls had been suspended since death of drum major Robert Champion. The hazing scandal led to the retirement of band director Julian White […]

Florida A&M University is offering to pay $300,000 to the family of a drum major who died last year after he was beaten during a hazing ritual.The university made the offer this week following an unsuccessful mediation session between university attorneys and attorneys representing Robert Champion’s family. The family has sued the university. The amount […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Florida A&M University‘s famed marching band is being suspended for at least one more school year as officials try to cleanse the hazing…