Buffalo State’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Suspended After Student Dies In Alleged Toxic Hazing

21- year- old Bradley Doyley a Buffalo State College student died on Thursday February 18, 2016 in a possible hazing tragedy with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Authorities are investigating whether a hazing ritual caused Bradley’s death.

He was set to graduate with a business major this spring. He was admitted to Buffalo General Hospital after his stomach pains had persisted for several weeks and rushed into surgery on Jan. 29 and died there on Thursday.

Police are investigating allegations that he was hazed in January at an off-campus location of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, where he may have been pledging. That chapter is now suspended, according to reports.


Family and friends said Bradley had been made to drink something toxic after pledging to the national African-American college fraternity and had been sick for several weeks. They say he was allegedly forced to drink an unidentified toxic cocktail.  “He was throwing up blood,” family friend Michael Panton told the New York Daily News on behalf of Bradley’s mother.

“His parents are devastated, his sister is broken, his brother is hurt,” his cousin, Marsha Green, told the Daily News. “He was their baby, he had such a bright future. No one was expecting this.” 

Family and friends say he was kind, talented, a go-getter, pure-hearted, someone who always had a positive outlook and an upbeat personality. He was a young man with a great passion for sports and life. He loved dancehall music and he was a guard for the Bengals men’s basketball team.

Alpha Phi Alpha hasn’t responded to emailed requests for comment sent to its national headquarters.

Very sad. Such a shame to hear these types of stories. Rest In Paradise Bradley Doyley.

Our sympathies are with Bradley’s loved ones and friends.

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