TPD ends investigation into FSU quarterback Deondre Francois

FSU quarterback under investigation for domestic violence incident
FSU quarterback under investigation for domestic violence incident
Posted at 2:20 PM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 19:18:13-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police have ended their investigation into a domestic disturbance allegedly involving FSU quarterback Deondre Francois and his pregnant ex-girlfriend. 

According to TPD spokesman Damon Miller, the investigation has been concluded and is inactive. Based on interviews, police say there is no probable cause to make an arrest. 

TPD confirmed they responded to a domestic situation involving Francois at a home in the 800 block of Lipona Road Tuesday night, but did not make any arrests.

According to an incident report, Francois called police to the home, saying that his ex-girlfriend was breaking things and tearing up his room.

When police spoke with him, he told them that he and a friend had been "relaxing and watching ESPN" when his ex-girlfriend came into the home and started an argument with Francois.

Francois then asked his ex to leave, which caused her to become angry. That's when she started breaking things and threw a vase across the room.

He told police he tried to stop her by picking her up, "like a hug" and tried to carry her outside. However, the woman started swinging at him, so he let her go. 

He said she then started ripping her shirt, saying "I'm going to call the cops for domestic violence." She continued to keep breaking things, so Francois called the police.

Francois' ex-girlfriend provided a different account of events to police, saying that he had gotten upset with her because one of his friends tried to "talk to her." 

The woman said that Francois broke the bedroom door, picked her up, threw her onto the ground, cut her forearm, and tried to physically kick her out of the home. 

In the report, the woman told police that she was 9 weeks pregnant with Francois' child, but said she didn't want to pursue charges because she didn't want to get Francois in "trouble trouble."

The report says the woman just wanted police to speak with Francois "to scare him a little." She also told police that Francois had been smoking marijuana before the incident. 

In an interview with police, Francois admitted that his ex told him she was pregnant, but had never provided any documentation to prove it. He said he didn't believe her because she wasn't showing any signs of pregnancy and had been known to lie.

When asked about cut on the woman's forearm, Francois said she cut herself when she threw the vase, while the woman told police she got cut while Francois attempted to "drag her out of the house."

A witness who was at the home during the incident told police that the incident began with an argument and that Francois' ex had soon started throwing things, locked herself in Francois' room and tried to break a TV.

In a sworn written statement, the witness said Francois kept asking her to leave and only put his hands on his ex-girlfriend to prevent her from breaking things in the home. The witness also said that he heard Francois' ex say she would call the police to report domestic violence. 

Due to conflicting statements, police were unable to make an arrest Tuesday night. 

The Florida State Athletic Department says they have no comment at this time.