Prosecutors allege in November 2011, after Florida A&M played against rival, Bethune-Cookman, Robert Champion collapsed following a severe beating on the team bus as part of a hazing ritual. Robert Champion was found with bruises on his chest, back and shoulders and died from internal bleeding.
“They’ve murdered my son, so they (12 band mates) should be held accountable, and at the same time this is the opportunity to set the state and set an example,” Pam Champion (mother) told CBS News last April.
The maximum penalty for third-degree hazing is 5 years. Second-degree manslaughter carries a max of 15 years.
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