Prosecutors are charging 12 former Florida A&M University band members with manslaughterin the 2011 hazing death of 26-year-old drum major Robert Champion, pictured. Champion died in Orlando, Fla. on November 19, 2011 after he collapsed following what prosecutors say was a savage beating during a hazing ritual. It happened on a bus parked in a hotel parking lot after Florida A&M played Bethune-Cookman in their annual rivalry football game. Authorities say Champion had bruises on his chest, arms, shoulder and back and died of internal bleeding.
Author: Casey Glynn