James Ammons, Florida A&M president, Resigns In Wake of Hazing Scandal

Florida A&M President James Ammons resigned the same day parents of drum major Robert Champion, who died after being hazed, added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit.

Ammons resigned Wednesday in a letter to the university governing board.

Robert Champion died in November 2011 after being beaten by fellow band members during a hazing ritual aboard a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel following a football game against the school’s archrival.

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Pictured: 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 February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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