Tallahassee Police Release New FAMU Hazing Interviews

Tallahassee, FL ------ April 17, 2012

The Tallahassee Police Department released new video of interviews conducted this past February. The videos show two students, Jamon Green and Jamaal Nicholas who were pledges for Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity back in 2010.

One student alleges a term called 'necking' or 'prepping' was used while pledges had to recite certain information. If the person recited something incorrect they would be subject to hits across the back of the neck or upper back.

"People do get necked when we're initiatives," Green said during the interview.

Jamon Green and Jamaal Nicholas were two of 14 initiated into the fraternity in 2010. The ceremony allegedly happened at the home of Diron Holloway, a faculty member at FAMU.

A student claims Holloway and fellow faculty member Anthony Simons both took part in the ritual. In the tape, Green and Nicholas deny those charges.

"I did observe actions like that taking place but never by Mr. Holloway or Mr. Simons," said Nicholas

The students admit both faculty members were present but say they did not touch any pledges.

"I can't really say that I remember them putting their hands on people. They were present."


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  • by Future FAMU '16 Student on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:18 PM
    I'm so sick of reading all of the ignorant comments that are made about FAMU every time a news report about the hazing problem is made. Most of the people that make the comments know NOTHING about FAMU, nothing about hazing, and nothing about a college setting. All of your negative, offensive, ignorant, and rude comments are doing nothing to help the situation. As I am a student that wants to STILL march with the Marching 100 if they return, I still hold my head up high and represent my HBCU with no shame at all. Hazing happens everywhere. FAMU just so happened to take it too far and now they are suffering the consequences. So all of the foolishness from the media and the public needs to stop because at the end of the day, the FAMU community will still stick together.
  • by Wondering on Apr 18, 2012 at 07:17 PM
    why there are still no arrests for Robert Champion's death. This is insane that no charges have been made yet.
  • by SNA on Apr 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM
    "Don't haze me, bro!!"
  • by Marching 100 on Apr 18, 2012 at 09:04 AM
    lol @ the interrogation. Why would the teachers have it at their home and NOT participate? lol @ all of this
  • by My2Cents Location: Tallahassee on Apr 18, 2012 at 08:40 AM
    Seems to me that hazing is an act which is mutually agreed upon by all parties involved....Not that I agree with it; but the participants appear to be willing participants....
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:58 AM
    This is where the double standard lies. It's OK not to worry about any charges in Champion's death because the investigation is ongoing. While most people agree and are willing to wait for the evidence to come out in the investigation, why was this not the case for Zimmerman. The investigation is still ongoing in his case, he wasn't hiding or running, but somehow people were unwilling to wait for the evidence to come out in the investigation.
  • by dog Location: gone on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:54 AM
    Until people are FIRED and EXPELLED Nothing will Change, the Hazing will continue. I didn't see nothing I was home in bed, just ask my momma.
  • by Spare Me on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:04 AM
    How do you know that there weren't any white students on the bus? There are white and Hispanic students in the band. Please stop playing the race card when you don't have all the facts. The true identities of all the adults (please stop calling them kids) who killed Robert will not be known until law enforcement arrests them.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:02 AM
    I have no sympathy for people that allow themselves to be hazed. You need to be charged as well for even participating. You could have just said no but you chose not to.
  • by john Location: florida on Apr 18, 2012 at 05:15 AM
    Who murdered Robert Champion? Thank goodness there were no white kids on his bus.
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      by sdt on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:07 AM in reply to john
      Yea,who murdered Robert Champion? Something needs to be done about that murder. Why have they not arrested somebody for this murder? That's what is was.MURDER!!!!
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      by sdt on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:07 AM in reply to john
      Yea,who murdered Robert Champion? Something needs to be done about that murder. Why have they not arrested somebody for this murder? That's what is was.MURDER!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:10 AM in reply to john
      As if youre interested in who murdered Robert Champion, youre just interested in seeing this school in the spotlight for something negative. And lets not mention the hazing incidents involving white kids sir!
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        by No Grasp on Apr 18, 2012 at 07:57 AM in reply to
        Thank you for the chuckle. And the example. It could not possibly be more obvious that you will do anything in your power to avoid the issue. Your example is clearly, and obviously, systemic. It is epidemic. But you feel entitled to respect. That is just plain warped.
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