11.08.12

Florida A&M University Gives Family Low Ball Offer on Hazing Death

Posted in Negligence at 4:53 pm by kevin

Florida A&M University has offered the grieving family $300,000 in the highly publicized hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. Fellow band members beat Champion to death as he walked the gauntlet of seats on a bus outside of an Orlando Hotel about a year ago.

The attorney for the Champion family alleges the university was negligent in protecting its students against hazing. The same attorney, Chris Chestnut also says that the offer was insultingly low for the family who had lost their child unnecessarily.

Florida A&M stated that the $300,000 offer was as high as they were allowed to go without approval from the Florida legislature. The band remains suspended for the academic year.