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File photo of the Florida A&M marching band. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Defendant: Surviving Florida A&M Band Hazing Beating ‘Sign Of Respect’

A defendant says a Florida A&M drum major who died after being hazed got on a bus where band members were ritually beaten because it was a sign of respect to have survived such an encounter.

CBS Tampa–05/23/2012

The latest revelations against the Florida A&M band will only add to the argument that they shouldn't be let back on the field following the situation involving Robert Champion. (credit: Getty Images)

Pressure Mounting To Keep FAMU Band Suspended

Florida A&M University’s famed marching band – tarnished by the beating death of one of its drum majors – appears unlikely to take the field once again anytime soon.

CBS Tampa–05/11/2012

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11th FAMU Hazing Death Defendant Arrested in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The last of 11 band members charged in the hazing death of a FloridaA&M drum major has turned herself in to authorities. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says 20-year-old Lasherry Codner surrendered Sunday […]

CBS Tampa–05/06/2012

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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 […]

02/13/2012

The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on Feb. 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Hazing Death Probe Uncovers Possible Fraud, Misconduct At Florida A&M

Florida authorities investigating the death of a Florida A&M University drum major say they have uncovered possible employee fraud and misconduct at the school.

12/14/2011

The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on Feb. 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Female University Band Member Suffers Broken Leg During Hazing Ritual

Two Florida A&M University students appeared in court Tuesday and said they plan to fight charges that they beat a fellow member of the famed Marching 100 band so hard during a hazing ritual that she was left with a broken thigh.

12/13/2011

The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on Feb. 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Florida A&M Expels 4 Students For Role In Marching Band Member’s Death

Florida A&M University said that it’s dismissing four students for their role in the death of a marching band member last month, while audio of an emergency call released Thursday showed that the drum major had vomit in his mouth in the moments before he died.

12/01/2011

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