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Published July 11, 2012, 05:16 PM

Drum major death lawsuit in Florida

(WDAY TV) -- The president of Florida A&M has resigned the same day parents of a drum major who died after being hazed added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- The president of Florida A&M has resigned the same day parents of a drum major who died after being hazed added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit.

The resignation takes effect Oct. 11. Robert Champion died in November after being beaten by fellow band members during a hazing ritual.

Eleven FAMU band members face felony hazing charges, while two others face misdemeanor counts for alleged roles in the hazing. They have pleaded not guilty.

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