Florida A&M

In an Orange County courtroom ,Jessie Baskin, 22, looks at his mother who was overtaken with emotion Friday, March 28, 2014,  after he was sentenced  to a year in jail for the beating death of  Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Baskin pleaded no contest to manslaughter in November. He is one of several FAMU band members who have pleaded to charges in connection with the hazing death of Robert Champion. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Red Huber)

Ex-FAMU band member gets 1 year in hazing death

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member on Friday became the first person to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing death of a drum major. Jessie Baskin […]


Florida A&M president resigns in wake of hazing scandal

(AP) – Florida A&M President James Ammons has resigned the same day parents of a drum major who died after being hazed added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit. Ammons resigned Wednesday in a […]



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