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FSU quarterback Deondre Francois investigated in domestic violence case, report says

Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is reportedly being investigated in an allegation of domestic violence. [ TIMES FILE ]

Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is being investigated over an incident of domestic violence, the Tallahassee Democrat reported Wednesday morning.

The Tampa Bay Times cannot yet confirm the report, and we’re awaiting more information from the Tallahassee Police Department.

The Democrat reported that the incident happened early this morning. Police records show a battery report at 12:35 a.m. at Legacy Suites – an off-campus apartment where many FSU athletes live.

Francois started every game for the Seminoles in 2016. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Orlando native led all freshmen with 3,350 passing yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Coaches praised his toughness and poise in high-pressure situations.

Francois began last year as the starter but tore his patellar tendon late in the season-opening loss to Alabama. He missed the rest of the season.

True freshman James Blackman started in his absence, and the two are expected to battle for the starting job this spring.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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