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FSU drops Francois after abuse allegations surface

Posted: 8:16 AM, Feb 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 08:16:09-05
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State says quarterback Deondre Francois is no longer a member of the team.

FSU head 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 from the team comes a day after the quarterback's girlfriend posted a video to Instagram alleging abuse by Francois.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the video shows neither Francois nor the girlfriend, but a woman can be heard saying, "Stop hitting me" and "Stop hitting me in my .... face."

A man can be heard saying "I'm going to hit you in your face every ... time."

Taggart says in the statement he is building a new culture for FSU football and that he has high expectations for his players.

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Information from: Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, http://www.tdo.com

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