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Deondre Francois 'Not Being Further Investigated' For Domestic Dispute

This morning, reports emerged that Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois was under investigation after a domestic violence incident.

Deondre Francois was involved in an incident late last night. The Tallahassee Democrat reported that police responded to an incident around 12:35 a.m.

“Multiple sources have confirmed that Tallahassee Police responded to an apartment complex in reference to a domestic battery involving Francois at about 12:35 a.m. Additionally, police call notes show officers responded to a domestic incident at the same time,” reads the report.

No arrest was made at the time. Now, it appears that Francois may be in the clear.

His girlfriend, who called in the incident, alleged that Francois threw her to the ground, causing a cut on her forearm. After the incident, she discovered she is nine-weeks pregnant, with what she believes is Francois's child.

Francois has a very different story. He says that she was actually the aggressor. From TMZ, which obtained the police report:

"Deondre told police his GF began to smash items, including a vase — and then tried to pull the TV off the wall. That’s when Deondre says he tried to “stop her by picking her up like a hug” to carry her outside so she couldn’t break anything else. Deondre says the GF began to “swing” on him, so he let her go. He claims the woman began to rip her own shirt while threatening to call the police and report domestic violence."

Now, Tallahassee police have reportedly stopped investigating Francois for his role in the incident. From the Orlando Sentinel:

Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois was involved in a domestic dispute with his pregnant girlfriend late Tuesday afternoon, but he is not being further investigated for his role in the incident.

Both Francois and the woman gave varying statements to the Tallahassee Police Department following the incident at Francois’ apartment, where another member of the FSU football team was also present and spoke to police.

The officer was unable to establish probable cause to make an arrest for aggravated battery, according to an incident report.

Florida State running back Zaquandre White was also at the apartment during the incident. His story backed up what Francois told police, according to the report.

Francois broke out as a star quarterback for Florida State in 2016, as a redshirt freshman. He missed the majority of the 2017 season after suffering a season-ending knee injury in the opener against Alabama.

[Orlando Sentinel]