From left, Chris Chestnut, Robert Champion Sr. and Pamela Champion get ready for a news conference on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in Atlanta. Pam and Robert Champion Sr. said during a news conference in ... more 
From left, Chris Chestnut, Robert Champion Sr. and Pamela Champion get ready for a news conference on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in Atlanta. Pam and Robert Champion Sr. said during a news conference in Atlanta that they were disappointed by court documents filed Monday by FAMU in response to their lawsuit against the school. The university said in its filing that 26-year-old Robert Champion, as a top leader in the band, should have refused to participate in the ritual. The school asked a judge to toss the lawsuit or at least to delay action on it until criminal charges against band members are resolved. Twelve former members have pleaded not guilty to charges of felony hazing. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Spink) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Spink
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 4:21 PM EDT