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FAMU prez resigns after scandal

Updated: July 11, 2012, 3:06 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M president James Ammons has resigned the same day parents of a drum major who died after being hazed added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit.

Ammons resigned Wednesday in a letter to the university governing board. The resignation takes effect Oct. 11.

Robert Champion died in November after being beaten by fellow band members during a hazing ritual aboard a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel following a football game against ...

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