FSU Names Deondre Francois Starting QB, Despite Offseason Incidents

  • August 27, 2018
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Names Deondre Francois Starting QB …

Despite Offseason Incidents

8/27/2018 7:20 AM PDT

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Florida State football head coach Willie Taggert says Deondre Francois will be his starting QB this season … despite two police incidents during the offseason. 
Francois is a pretty solid player — one of the top recruited QBs in the country out of high school — but made national headlines for 2 off-the-field incidents after his sophomore year. 
The 1st incident was a domestic altercation with his girlfriend back in January when Francois called police … claiming she was tearing up his apartment and trying to attack him. 
The girlfriend told a different story … claiming Francois was the violent one, picking her up and throwing her to the ground in a jealous rage while she was 9 weeks pregnant. 
Cops responded but couldn’t determine who was telling the truth — so no one was arrested. No charges were ever filed against Francois. 
The 2nd incident went down in April when Francois was cited for marijuana possession in Tennessee — after cops raided his home after receiving a tip Deondre may have been dealing weed out of the apartment. 
Cops say Deondre tried to pin the weed they found on his girlfriend — the same one from the domestic incident — but they didn’t believe him and cited the QB. 
Despite the troubled offseason, Taggert still believes in the QB — and will ride with him into the 2019 season.



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