FAMU Band Members Admit to Hazing Yet Another Student
Two Florida A&M band members pleaded no contest to misdemeanor hazing charges in the beating of a female clarinet player last year. One of the students was also charged in the felony hazing death of Robert Champion.
Aaron Golson, 19, and Sean Hobson, 23, are set to serve a year of probation in Georgia and report to jail work camp for one month. They were originally going to be charged with felonies after the hazing of 18-year old Bria Shante Hunter, a freshman. Hunter was trying to join a group of FAMU band members from Georgia called the “Red Dawg Order.”
The hazing incident took place three weeks before the death of Robert Champion on November 19 of last year. Champion died after being beaten on a bus headed to Orlando. A total of 11 band members have been charged with felony hazing in his death.
Police say that Hunter’s upper thighs were punched repeatedly and her upper legs were also hit with a metal ruler. She went to the hospital after she could no longer walk or climb stairs. Felony charges were initially filed because police thought her leg was broken. The charges were reduced when they found this to be untrue.
The students who were charged are going to be expelled from the university.
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