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Freshman band member, Bria Hunter, is giving up an $82,000 -four year scholarship to Florida A&M University after enduring what police reports called a brutal hazing ritual.
Hunter is leaving school and suing, confirmed her attorney, Wednesday.
After finishing the semester, Hunter returned to her parent’s home in Atlanta, GA.
The hazing occurred at an off-campus apartment, where pledges were recruited to join the Red Dawg Order, composed of Georgia students. Hunter was lined up with 11 pledges and punched repeatedly in the thighs by two male students. During a second meeting, a metal ruler was used.
On Nov 7, Hunter was sent in an ambulance to the hospital suffering from deep bone bruising, a cracked femur and blood clots in her legs.
Three FAMU students were arrested on charges related to Hunter’s hazing. Two of the three students are facing felony battery charges. They left Leon County jail after posting bond Tuesday.
Robert Champion, a fellow band member from the Atlanta area died last month from apparent hazing after the Florida Classic football game in Orlando. The Champion family announced their lawsuit against FAMU.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement declared Tuesday, it uncovered issues with “fraud and/or misconduct by employees