Kid Who Bit Off Hamster's Head Out of Ole Miss, Frat
And Brady Eaves could face charges over spring break video
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2015 1:29 PM CDT
YouTube stills of Brady Eaves' spring break video.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – In the spectrum of things you shouldn't do in life let alone on video, this sort of vaults past "get naked with someone named Kardashian:" Brady Eaves is suddenly finding himself out of a fraternity and a college after video surfaced of him titled "psycho drunk spring breaker bites head off of hamster," reports the Clarion-Ledger. Ole Miss wasted little time in saying it was "actively investigating," and Eaves' fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, kicked him out unceremoniously, but it was Eaves' parents who quickly brought the hammer down. It seems the 18-year-old's step-dad is onetime Mississippi gubernatorial candidate John Eaves, who along with mom Angel Eaves withdrew Brady from school to "professionally (assess) why he behaved in such a horrible way." Among the reactions:

  • More from mom and dad: "The actions that appear in the video go against everything that our son has been taught, and we can assure everyone that his actions are not what he believes in his heart, nor are true to his character." (Full statement here.)
  • From Phi Delta Theta: "We are very disappointed and disgusted in Brady's actions. These actions are inconsistent with what we believe as men of Phi Delta Theta and are inconsistent with the creed of the University of Mississippi. This incident was in no way associated with any chapter activity."
  • And PETA: "Animal abuse is a community concern, and people who abuse animals rarely do so only once, and almost never stop there."
PETA, which was sent a copy of the video, says it's trying to figure out where the video was filmed but notes that "the Florida statute is actually quite strong." It would be considered a felony that could carry up to five years in jail, mandatory counseling, and up to $5,000 in fines.