Florida St player investigated on domestic battery
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmed Florida State starting running back Karlos Williams is being investigated for an alleged domestic battery incident.
Police received the case Saturday night and assigned it to the Criminal Investigation Division. Williams, a senior, has not been charged or arrested. He participated in practice Monday and an athletic department representative said neither Williams nor coach Jimbo Fisher would be made available to the media afterward.
Tallahassee police spokesman Dave Northway said in a statement Monday, “Florida Law does not allow TPD to discuss the details of any case while it is on-going.”
Williams is being represented by Tallahassee lawyer Tim Jansen, who declined comment on Monday.
The athletic department released a statement saying, “until we receive more information regarding the alleged incident (Williams) status with the team will be under review.”
The investigation is the latest involving a Florida State football player. Quarterback Jameis Winston is currently facing a student code of conduct hearing after a woman said he sexually assaulted her. Charges were never brought against the quarterback as a Florida prosecutor said there was not enough evidence in the case.
Florida State also is currently being investigated by the Department of Education on how hit handles possible Title IX violations. The woman who said Winston assaulted her filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, which decided the university should be investigated for possible Title IX violations over the way it responds to sexual violence complaints.