After working at Florida A&M University for over 40 years, Band Director Julian White has been relieved of his duties at the school following the death and subsequent suspicion of the involvement of hazing of drum major Robert Champion. Authorities continue to investigate the incident leading up to the untimely death of Champion, but according to blackmediascoop.com some former and current FAMU students suspect they know what happened:
Champion was found unresponsive on a bus parked in front of a hotel Saturday night after a football game. He was vomiting and had complained he couldn’t breathe before he collapsed.
“The investigation indicates that hazing was involved in the events that occurred prior to the 911 call for assistance,” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Tuesday.
FAMU Students (former and current) tell BMS Champion messed up his routine during the Battle of the Bands and his fellow band mates took action.
The entire band has been suspended from performing for the rest of the year. To read the full story click here