| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Lissette Sanchez, a graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, said she allowed Florida A&M University band members beat her to earn privileges on the Marching 100's percussion bus.
Sanchez, 21, testified this morning at the Orange County...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Lawyers for Dante Martin did not call a single witness in defense of the former Florida A&M University percussionist accused of organizing the ritual that killed FAMU drum major Robert Champion nearly three years ago.
Martin, 27, also did not testify in...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A 26-year-old former member of Florida A&M's vaunted marching band was convicted of manslaughter and hazing Friday, nearly three years after band member Robert Champion was beaten to death with drumsticks, mallets and other items during a hazing ritual....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:14 PM
The manslaughter verdict in the fatal hazing of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion should send a message as loud and clear as the famous Marching 100 band, State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Friday.
“I hope this scares people enough...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Hazing death conviction
The death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was senseless. It didn't have to happen.
Nevertheless, the brutal way in which Champion died speaks volumes. Of course, Dante Martin's guilty verdict in the fatal...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:02 PM
The hazing death of Florida A&M University Drum Major Robert Champion led to the suspension of the university's celebrated band and toppled both the band director and FAMU's president from their positions.
Soon the case could bear another distinction:...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Alex Bartleson, Chris Muller and Jacob Krincek stood with electric razors in their hands inside the cozy, old football locker room in the basement of Pen Argyl High School.
Freshmen and other first-year players were seated in front of them and other...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 4:39 PM
October was a bad month for high school football.
Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey canceled the rest of its season after seven football players were criminally charged and five coaches were suspended over sexual assault allegations. Two...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Lawyers for New Jersey high school football players charged in a hazing scandal that led to the remainder of the season being canceled praised on Tuesday a prosecutor's decision to charge their clients as juveniles.
"This was a fair decision because...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Here we go again with more attacks on football. A number of recent stories have pointed to the possible long-term effects of head injuries in football and said that the sport's emphasis on hard hitting leads to players having behavioral problems. Football...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:53 PM
RIDGEFIELD — Police are investigating hazing incidents that involved an undisclosed number of athletes at Ridgefield High School, the department confirmed Tuesday.
"We ordered the investigation after we were made aware of it," Ridgefield Police...