Florida State drops Fran­cois af­ter abuse al­le­ga­tions

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Florida State’s head foot­ball coach an­nounced Sun­day that quar­ter­back Deon­dre Fran­cois had been dis­missed from the team af­ter al­le­ga­tions of do­mes­tic abuse sur­faced.

FSU coach Wil­lie Tag­gart said in a state­ment Sun­day that he had no­ti­fied Fran­cois of his de­ci­sion the night be­fore. Tag­gart’s de­ci­sion to drop Fran­cois came the same day the quar­ter­back’s girl­friend posted a video to In­sta­gram al­leg­ing abuse by Fran­cois.

“As we build a new cul­ture and foun­da­tion for FSU foot­ball, we have high ex­pec­ta­tions for all of our stu­dent-ath­letes and we will not shy away from those high stan­dards of con­duct,” Tag­gart said. “We are mov­ing for­ward as a pro­gram.”

The Tallahassee Demo­crat re­ports that the video shows nei­ther Fran­cois nor the girl­friend, but a woman can be heard beg­ging a man to stop hit­ting her.

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