NY Fraternity Suspended Amid Hazing Probe After Brooklyn Student Dies

A Buffalo college has suspended a fraternity following the death of a 21-year-old student in a possible hazing incident.

The president of Buffalo State College announced the suspension of Alpha Phi Alpha on Friday following the death Thursday night of Bradley Doyley of Brooklyn.

Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner says the Buffalo police are investigating an allegation of hazing off campus. In the meantime, she says the fraternity has been suspended by both the college and the fraternity's national governing body.

The college provided no details on the cause of death or type of hazing.

Doyley was a business major at the school and a former member of the men's basketball team at the college, which is part of the SUNY system. 

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

A 2012-13 men's basketball roster on the Buffalo State athletics website listed Doyley's high school as High School for Sports Management in Gravesend. A high school basketball game highlight video broadcast on MSG Varsity in 2012 identified him as playing for Lafayette High School, which appears to be housed on the same campus as H.S. for Sports Management. 

Doyley, who scored 15 points as a senior guard in that 2012 game, told MSG Varsity afterward: "I just play hard after every game, work hard. That's what I usually do, to help my team win." 

Buffalo State Athletics' online magazine highlighted Doyley in February 2014 for his increased playing time and evolving role on the team.

"When your coach talks about team player, I think that's personified," Bengal Magazine host Jeff Ventura says in the interview posted to YouTube.

"I just took one game at a time and focused on what I really needed to do to help carry on my team. I knew I had to take on a lot  responsibilities this year so I tried to develop as a player and work on what I need to help our team go far," Doyley said. 

The same month, Doyley was nominated for the GEICO Men's Basketball Play of the Year for his 70-foot halftime buzzer-beating basket on Jan. 10, 2012, according to a press release from Buffalo State Athletics. 

His former Buffalo basketball coach Fajri Ansari told NBC affiliate WGRZ-TV "It's just like losing a family member." 

He said the team will "try to relish what he gave us while he was here and to keep that with us, the good things as inspiration, and try to enjoy life like I know he did." 

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