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Florida A&M fires band director

Updated: November 25, 2011, 11:32 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The longtime director of Florida A&M University's famed marching band was fired Wednesday as the fallout from a drum major's suspected hazing death deepened.

Florida's governor said state investigators would join the probe and the college announced an independent review led by a former state attorney general.

Band member Robert Champion, 26, was found unresponsive on a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel on Saturday night after the school's football team lost ...

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