FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 file photo, Robert Champion, a drum major in Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band, performs during halftime of a football game in Orlando, Fla. The parents of Robert Champion held a news conference in Atlanta, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, to voice their disappointment at FAMU’s response to their lawsuit. They claim that FAMU is not taking responsibility for the safety of their students.
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2011 file photo, band members of Florida A&M University Marching 100 perform during the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida Classic halftime show of an NCAA college football game against Bethune-Cookman in Orlando, Fla. Florida A&M plays its first home football game without its famed Marching 100 band, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, which was suspended for the year because of last November�s hazing death of drum major Champion. The band has long been a main attraction at FAMU games, with many spectators coming more for the music than the football.