Brady Eaves, an 18-year-old student of Ole Miss, was expelled from his fraternity on Tuesday — and could be facing more punishment from his school and the law — after video emerged of him biting the head off of a hamster.
The incident occurred Friday and was uploaded to YouTube before the video site removed it. Per theClarion-Ledger:
The grainy spring break video is allegedly Brady Eaves, 18, who was identified as a Phi Delta Theta from Ole Miss. He is the stepson of one-time Mississippi Governor candidate John Arthur Eaves Jr.
In the video, Eaves is seen wearing a pink shirt with a wolf’s face on it. He can be seen picking up the hamster, and then it appears he snaps its neck before biting its head off. He then appears to spit the head on the ground and throw the body as a crowd of people react with screams and cheers.
“Sources” added that the boys had “hot-boxed the hamster’s cage” before killing it.
Phi Delta Theta’s Mississippi chapter kicked Eaves out, saying it was “disappointed and disgusted” in him, adding that Eaves’ actions were not connected with the frat.
Ole Miss is looking into the matter. “University officials were recently made aware of this spring break video and we are actively investigating,” a spokesperson for the school said. “While federal law prohibits us from discussing matters that involve individual students, university officials will take appropriate steps as soon as all the facts have been gathered.”
According to the Clarion-Ledger, “Eaves could face felony animal cruelty charges, which carry a maximum jail term of five years and $5,000 in fines.”
Watch below the horrifying video below.