Florida State Seminoles Quarterback Deondre Francois Dismissed From Team
By Andrea Adelson, ESPN // February 3, 2019
Taggart: We are moving forward as a program
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (ESPN) – Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois has been dismissed from the team, coach Willie Taggart announced Sunday.
Taggart said in a statement that he told Francois on Saturday night he is no longer a part of the program. Taggart’s decision to drop Francois came the same day the quarterback’s girlfriend posted a video to Instagram alleging abuse by Francois, the Associated Press reported.
“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 in a statement. “We are moving forward as a program.”
Francois hasn’t been charged with a crime.
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Florida State coach Willie Taggart announces that QB Deondre Francois is no longer with the football program. His statement: pic.twitter.com/aktkZU6RCB
— Tim Linafelt / FSU (@Tim_Linafelt) February 3, 2019
The Deondre Francois news comes after a video allegedly capturing a domestic dispute between him and a young woman made its way onto social media last night. With him gone, James Blackman immediately becomes the favorite to start.
— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) February 3, 2019
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