TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Deondre Francois’ uncle reported the former Florida Condition starting off quarterback has entered his title in the NCAA transfer databases and hopes to enjoy yet again immediately after “a few of bad selections.”
Putting his title on the record allows other schools to contact Francois, who was dismissed by the Seminoles on Sunday by mentor Willie Taggart immediately after a social media submit integrated audio of an alleged argument in between the quarterback and his girlfriend.
Pat Julmiste, Francois’ uncle, informed The Associated Press on Tuesday that the audio is old, that his nephew is no longer courting the girl and that no incident happened previous weekend.
“I just want people today to know that the image painted on Deondre is not him,” Julmiste reported. “He’s a excellent child. He built a few of bad selections that affected him large time. He’s not a womanizer. He’s not a girl beater.”
In January 2018, Francois was investigated for a domestic dispute with his girlfriend but no arrest was built. A month afterwards, Francois was investigated and community police seized 17 grams of a cannabis/tobacco mixture from his bed room. That investigation finished with Francois coming into a diversion application.
Francois was the Seminoles’ starting off quarterback previous time, completing 57.3 % of his passes for 2,731 yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions but the Seminoles struggled in Taggart’s initially calendar year and concluded 5-7. He was also Florida State’s starter in 2016 and in the 2017 time opener before he experienced a time-ending knee injury.
Taggart experienced frequently defended Francois, praising him for generating modifications and showing enhanced leadership. But on Sunday he dismissed Francois.
“As we establish a new culture and basis for FSU Soccer, we have higher anticipations for all of our student-athletes and we will not shy absent from people higher benchmarks of perform,” Taggart reported. “We are going ahead as a application.”
Julmiste reported he understands why Taggart dismissed Francois but that he feels like “they preferred Deondre out of there and they just essential a reason.”
Francois is now “just trying to see what university will show an interest,” Julmiste reported.