FAMU Professors Allegedly Present During Hazing Sesssions

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Florida A&M University Marching BandTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Two Florida A&M University music professors are on paid administrative leave following allegations they were present while band fraternity pledges were hazed.

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University President James Ammons announced the action late Wednesday.

It came on the heels of a Tallahassee police report saying Diron Holloway and Anthony Simons were present during the hazing at Holloway’s home in early 2010.

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The report says pledges were slapped on the neck and back and may have been paddled. No charges were filed, though, because investigators cannot prove it happened within a two-year statute of limitations.

The incident was reported to campus police last November, two days after the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion while the band was in Orlando for a football game. Champion died after suffering blunt trauma.

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