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Former FAMU bandmember Robert Champion died after a hazing ritual in Orlando in 2011.
Intersection

Intersection: Fraternities And Hazing


Hazing is back in the headlines after the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments from lawyers for one of the band members sentenced in the death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. And UCF suspended a fraternity after a pledge’s mother complained that her son was forced to drink. We revisit a conversation with John Hechinger, author of True Gentlemen, The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities.
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UPDATE: Guilty Verdicts In FAMU Hazing Trial


The jury is deliberating in the trial of three former Florida A and M Band members charged with hazing. FAMU drum Major Robert Champion died after undergoing a hazing ritual after a football game in Orlando in 2011. Today the prosecutor told the court tradition is no excuse for his death. 90.7’s Amy Green is at the Orange County Court House following the case. She spoke to Crystal Chavez.
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Closing Arguments To Begin In Hazing Trial


Closing arguments are expected today in the case of a former Florida A&M university band member charged with manslaughter and hazing. The alleged hazing incident almost three years ago led to the death of drum major Robert Champion.
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Former FAMU bandmember Robert Champion died after a hazing ritual in Orlando in 2011.
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In FAMU hazing trial, judge limits use of the word “hazing”


A judge is limiting the use of the word “hazing” at trial in the case of a Florida A&M drum major who died after being beaten on a bus after a football match in Orlando. The judge ruled Wednesday after hearing from defense attorneys who argued jurors – not witnesses – should decide what constitutes hazing.
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