Hazing May Have Killed Drum Major

    Robert Champion Sr, left, his wife, Pam, right, and their attorney Christopher Chestnut participate in a news conference on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Lithonia, Ga. The Champions, parents of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion who died of suspected hazing Nov. 19, in Orlando, Fla., said they plan on filing a civil lawsuit in the matter. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)

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    The parents and attorney of Robert Champion, a drum major at Florida A&M University who was killed on Nov. 19, say that evidence show the student died from a violent hazing episode. According to police and former band members, Champion was probably forced to walk through a “gauntlet of fists,” which caused him to vomit and lose his breath when he collapsed on a bus parked outside a hotel in Orlando. The 26-year-old died later at a nearby hospital. His parents are suing the school, and possibly the band director, who was fired shortly after Champion’s death. “It needs to stop,” his mother said in a news conference today. “No one wants to hear your son collapsed and died. We want to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

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