FAMU board to consider president's suspension

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.,None - Florida A&M University's Board of Trustees will consider Gov. Rick Scott's request that President James Ammons be suspended while authorities continue to investigate the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.

The board will hold a conference call Monday, three days after the state medical examiner ruled Champion's death a homicide. Officials say he was beaten so severely internal bleeding caused him to go into shock and die.

The death comes after several previous incidents of hazing.

The board discussed suspending Ammons at a previous meeting but instead decided to publicly reprimand him. Ammons says his administration has acted appropriately and will abide by whatever decision the board reaches.

The university's national alumni association president is expected to discuss Scott's recommendation at a press conference Sunday at 4:00 p.m.