The FAMU’s president, James Ammons, told the school board of trustees that he’s keeping them off the field until 2013 as 11 of band members face felony-hazing charges. Two others face misdemeanor counts.
“I think there is a period we should take that these measures are in place and we have addressed all the institutional issues,” Ammons said.
Top officials agree with the move. Gov. Rick Scott and the university system chancellor say the band should remain seated until the investigation concludes.
Frank Brogan, the chancellor of the State University System of Florida, told Ammons that, “reinstating the band prior to these efforts being resolved would side-step efforts under way, which could impact the band’s long-term survival.”
He added that both he and the state panel that oversees the overall university system were worried that “concerns continue to mount regarding the ever-increasing body of issues that harm the institution, its students, and therefore our state university system as a whole.”
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