Hazing News

Many beating deaths in Filipino fraternities; the beating death of Michael Davis and now Florida A & M band member Robert Champion

Here is the link to the autopsy conclusions


the autopsy found evidence of “a significant rapid blood loss” due to the injuries he suffered.

In a statement, the medical examiner called the death “the result of hemorrhagic shock due to soft tissue hemorrhage, incurred by blunt force trauma sustained during a hazing incident.”

After the results were revealed Friday, sheriff’s investigators said they will meet with the state attorney’s office soon to determine what, if any, criminal charges will be filed.

Champion collapsed on a bus Nov. 19 after the annual Florida Classic football game between Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.