FAMU Hazing Victim’s Family to File Lawsuit

Robert Champion's family (Courtesy: BET)


The parents of the Florida A&M University drum major who was killed as a result of a hazing incident plan to file a lawsuit against the college, a spokesman for the family said.

Their son, Robert Champion, a drum major in the school’s famed Marching 100 band, collapsed and died at the hands of fellow students on a bus in Orlando on Nov. 19. Authorities have released few details in his death, but they believe hazing played a role.

Champion’s parents, Robert and Pamela Champion, made it clear some time ago that they planned to file a lawsuit against the university. However, under state law in Florida, they were compelled to delay their suit for at least six months because FAMU is a state institution.

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