Deondre Francois’ uncle mentioned the former Florida Condition starting up quarterback has entered his title in the NCAA transfer database and hopes to participate in yet again right after “a couple of lousy decisions.”
Putting his title on the list allows other educational institutions to get hold of Francois, who was dismissed by the Seminoles on Sunday by mentor Willie Taggart right after a social media article involved audio of an alleged argument among the quarterback and his girlfriend.
Pat Julmiste, Francois’ uncle, explained to The Connected Push on Tuesday that the audio is previous, that his nephew is no longer dating the lady and that no incident happened final weekend.
“I just want persons to know that the picture painted on Deondre is not him,” Julmiste mentioned. “He’s a good child. He made a couple of lousy decisions that affected him large time. He’s not a womanizer. He’s not a lady beater.”
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In January 2018, Francois was investigated for a domestic dispute with his girlfriend but no arrest was made. A month later, Francois was investigated and local police seized 17 grams of a marijuana/tobacco combination from his bedroom. That investigation finished with Francois getting into a diversion software.
Francois was the Seminoles’ starting up quarterback final season, completing 57.3 per cent of his passes for 2,731 yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions but the Seminoles struggled in Taggart’s very first yr and completed 5-7. He was also Florida State’s starter in 2016 and in the 2017 season opener ahead of he suffered a season-ending knee personal injury.
Taggart had frequently defended Francois, praising him for making modifications and demonstrating enhanced management. But on Sunday he dismissed Francois.
“As we make a new culture and foundation for FSU Soccer, we have substantial anticipations for all of our pupil-athletes and we will not shy absent from individuals substantial requirements of conduct,” Taggart mentioned. “We are relocating forward as a software.”
Julmiste mentioned he understands why Taggart dismissed Francois but that he feels like “they required Deondre out of there and they just necessary a cause.”
Francois is now “just making an attempt to see what college will present an curiosity,” Julmiste mentioned.