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
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
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.