Robert Champion’s Family To Announce Suit Against FAMU Today

Source: Arelis R. Hernández / Orlando Sentinel

Family members of a Florida A&M University marching band member who died following a suspected hazing attack in Orlando are expected to announce a lawsuit against the university during a news conference today in Atlanta.

Attorney Christopher Chestnut of Gainesville, who is representing Robert Champion’s family, and will announce their decision to file a lawsuit against FAMU during a news conference at 11 a.m. at an Atlanta-area funeral home.

Robert Champion, 26, was pronounced dead at an Orlando hospital Nov. 18 following a suspected hazing attack aboard a charter bus at the marching band’s hotel.

The attack took place after the band performed at the Florida Classic football game.

FAMU parents told the Orlando Sentinel they warned school administrators about hazing dangers faced by marching-band students.

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