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Judge Denies Bond To FAMU Hazing Death Suspect

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has denied bond to a former Florida A&M University band member charged in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. Circuit Judge Frank Sheffield rejected the request Wednesday […]


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Florida A&M President Resigns In Wake Of Scandal

The president of Florida A&M University submitted his resignation Wednesday, the same day the university was sued by parents of a drum major who died during a hazing. It was unclear if the two events were related.


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FAMU President Receives No-Confidence Vote Following Hazing Charges

Florida A&M University President James Ammons has received a no-confidence vote from the school’s board of trustees because of his handling of the hazing death of a band drum major.

CBS Tampa–06/07/2012

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Another FAMU Band Member Charged With Hazing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Another Florida A&M University band member faces a hazing charge, accused of organizing the beating of a female percussionist a few hours before drum major Robert Champion was beaten to death. […]

CBS Tampa–06/01/2012

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Florida A&M Marching Band Suspended Another Year Over Hazing Death

Florida A&M University’s famed marching band is being suspended until 2013.

CBS Tampa–05/14/2012

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13 Charged in Hazing Death of FAMU Band Member

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Thirteen people were charged Wednesday for their roles in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major who was severely beaten in what appears to be one of the […]

CBS Tampa–05/03/2012

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Charges Expected in FAMU Drum Major’s Hazing Death

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When prosecutors announce criminal charges Wednesday in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University band member, they will embark on a legal chess game involving multiple defendants who require different […]

CBS Tampa–05/02/2012

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Attorney: Family of FAMU Hazing Victim ‘Thankful’

ATLANTA (AP) — The attorney for the family of a Florida A&M University band member who died from a hazing incident last fall said Robert Champion’s parents are “thankful” that authorities plan to file charges […]

CBS Tampa–05/02/2012

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Lawsuit In FAMU Death Reveals Details Of Hazing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Florida A&M band member who died after being hazed filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against the owner and driver of the charter bus where the ritual […]


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FAMU Band Member Says He Was Verbally Harassed

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida A&M band member said he was verbally harassed by another member for not joining a subgroup of the band’s trombone section known as “Thunder,” according to a letter written by a band staff member to the head of the music department.

CBS Tampa–01/15/2012