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Report: Key Starter Kicked Off Team After Allegations Of Dating Violence

A general view of Florida State's college football field.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Doak S. Campbell Stadium during the first half of an NCAA football game at Doak S. Campbell Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

The Florida State Seminoles will be without one of their key starters for the duration of the 2018 college football season after allegations of dating violence, according to a report from the Tampa Bay Times.

Starting offensive lineman Josh Ball is no longer on the Seminoles roster and is reportedly "not in good standing with Florida State University," per the report.

Ball was accused of dating violence by his former girlfriend Sandra Sellers.

From the Tampa Bay Times report:

Starting offensive lineman Josh Ball is no longer on the Florida State football roster.

Ball has been removed from the team's website and is "not in good standing with Florida State University," according to a school spokesman.

FSU declined to comment further because of student privacy laws.

Sellers accused Ball of physically attacking her multiple times during their relationship. Ball was never criminally charged as a result of the allegations against him.

The 6-foot-8, 335-pound tackle started the final nine games as a redshirt freshman and was expected to contend for a starting spot at tackle this season.

It's a tough start to the 2018 season for new head coach Willie Taggart.

[Tampa Bay Times]