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Florida A&M band won't return in '12

5/18/2012 - College Football
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OTL - FAMU Hazing: Tradition And Tragedy

In a feature that originally aired in March 2012, "Outside The Lines" examines how the death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion has shed light on a culture of hazing within the Marching 100 band.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M University's famed marching
band is being suspended until 2013.

FAMU president James Ammons told the school's board of trustees
on Monday that he will keep The Marching 100 off the field for the
upcoming school year.

Eleven FAMU band members face felony hazing charges stemming
from Robert Champion's death in November. Two others face
misdemeanor counts.

Ammons suspended the band soon after Champion's death.
Last week it was revealed that 101 band members of over 400 on the roster were not FAMU
students at the time of the incident.

Longtime band director Julian
White, who had been fighting to keep his job, abruptly decided to
retire.

Top state officials including Gov. Rick Scott and the university
system chancellor say the Marching 100 should remain sidelined
until other ongoing investigations into the band are completed.