Fla. governor says FAMU right to delay task force

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Posted: Dec 02, 2011 12:36 PM
Fla. governor says FAMU right to delay task force

Florida Gov. Rick Scott agrees with Florida A&M University's decision to postpone the work of a task force set up after the death of a marching band member.

Scott said Friday that investigations by law enforcement and the Florida Board of Governors should wrap up before the university conducts its own inquiry.

FAMU President James Ammons said Friday that the task force he appointed to look into the Marching 100 would wait before beginning its work.

Scott called the death of Robert Champion horrible. He says state leaders must work to make sure that a similar incident never happens again.

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Champion was found unresponsive on Nov. 19 on a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel after a school football game. Authorities have said hazing played a role in Champion's death.