Atty: Student in frat death "ingested something"

Posted at 1:43 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 13:44:39-05

An attorney representing the family of a Buffalo State student is providing new details about the 21-year-old's death after an alleged hazing incident.

Attorney John Elmore tells 7 Eyewitness News he has hired a former FBI investigator to assist him in an investigation into Bradley Doyley's death. The Brooklyn man died at Buffalo General Medical Center Thursday night.

Elmore says Doyley was first hospitalized after he "ingested something" during an alleged hazing incident at the off-campus Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity house. Elmore says what Doyley ingested led to an infection, multiple surgeries, and ultimately Doyley's death.

Doyley was on track to graduate in the spring with a degree in business. He also played for the Bengals men’s basketball team during his first two and a half years at the college.

Elmore says any information he uncovers will be turned over to Buffalo Police, who are also investigating Doyley's death. Elmore says the autopsy results are not yet in. The Medical Examiner's Office ruled Doyley's death "investigation pending."

In the meantime, Alpha Phi Alpha has been suspended by both the college and the fraternity’s national governing body. College officials said Doyley was not a member of the frat and was not pledging.

Officials with the national Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity released the following statement to 7 Eyewitness News: 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is aware of an allegation made regarding an alleged incident on the campus of Buffalo State College. We are unable to comment about any allegations at this time. The situation is currently under investigation and the chapter has been placed on a cease and desist, suspending all chapter activities, which is a part of our standard protocol when the national headquarters has received an allegation regarding any of its chapters.