Reported that University of Mississippi freshman Bradley Jameson died after climbing a tree to retrieve a football and falling about 12 feet and struck his head on a concrete patio outside a fraternity house. Bradley and other students were playing catch about 3:45 a.m. when the ball got stuck in a tree. Police stated that there was no evidence that alcohol was involved.
Posted on Mon, Sep. 17, 2007
By MATT FRAZIER
Reported on the memorial services for Bradley Jameson and provided background information on his life.
Provided the details of the funeral arrangements and comments by Bradley's parents. Also, reported on a statement by University official that no alcohol was involved.
Reported that Bradley Jameson, 18 had a blood-alcohol level two times the legal limit allowed for driving. The fraternity where the accident occurred canceled all events this week. Although Bradley was not a member of the fraternity, he was with some members he had befriended when the accident occurred.
September 22, 2007
Freshman was drunk when he fell from tree outside
Reported that Bradley Jameson's blood alcohol level was 0.16 at the time he fell from the tree. Also reported that the University does not allow alcohol in its residence halls and sorority and fraternity houses and has a two-strike alcohol policy for violations. The first alcohol offense earns a student probation and counseling. Students found guilty of a second alcohol offense during the probation period are suspended from school.
To comment on this story, call LaRaye Brown at (601) 961-7280.Posted by: Dennis Turner
By: Dennis Turner WREG-TV Memphis
Reported on the status of the University's investigation and how seriously they take their established alcohol policies and their enforcement.
By Errol Castens
Contact Daily Journal Oxford bureau reporter Errol Castens at 281-1069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Reported that Beta Theta Pi was placed on probation through December 2008 under the university's two-strike alcohol policy and on social probation for the 2007-2008 academic year, meaning they cannot hold any on or off campus social events. Fraternity members must perform 400 hours of community service and participate in an ethical development education program. Finally, the fraternity was required to either pay a $1,000 fine or coordinate an campus-wide alcohol education program. The university determined that "members of Beta Theta Pi violated the Ole Miss' policy by providing a common source of alcohol, distributing alcohol, lacking organizational control of alcohol and using chapter funds to purchase alcohol." The investigation showed that "the fraternity lied about the presence of alcohol at the chapter house and withheld information during the initial stages of the inquiry."
Commentary concluded that the sanctions levied
on the fraternity were justified and closed by asking:
Appeared originally in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 10/5/2007, section B , page 4
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