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Florida A&M President Resigns

Florida A&M President James Ammons resigned on Wednesday in a letter to the university governing board, according to university and state officials. The announcement came shortly before the parents of Robert Champion were expected to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the university.

Champion, 26, was beaten to death aboard a charter bus carrying FAMU's celebrated "Marching 100" band to a football game and band competition. Thirteen people have been arrested in the incident. Eleven of the defendants have been charged with a third-degree felony for "hazing with death," which is punishable under Florida law with a maximum of six years in prison. Two others face a misdemeanor charge.

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