Florida Band Players Face Charges in Hazing Death

Music profs resign in separate incident
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 2, 2012 4:17 AM CDT
Members of the Florida A&M University band lead a horse drawn carriage carrying the casket of fellow band member Robert Champion following his funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 in Decatur, Ga.   (AP Photo/David Goldmanl)

(Newser) – Florida A&M band members will be hit with criminal charges today following a six-month investigation into the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. The charges come as two music professors at the school have had to resign over alleged involvement in another hazing incident, their lawyer says. A student accused professors Anthony Simons and Diron Holloway of beating him and other band fraternity members in a 2010 hazing incident at Holloway's house. The charges in Champion's death follow earlier charges in December against three band members in the beating of a female peer, the New York Times reports.

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