Florida State Football: Deondre Francois Facing Weed Charge

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Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is in trouble for the second time this offseason. According to reports, Francois’ latest off-field mishap has led to the signal-caller facing a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Francois “was given a notice to appear in court by Tallahassee Police and faces a charge of possession of fewer than 20 grams of marijuana.”

There are no details explaining what led to the charge for the redshirt junior.

Despite the charge, Francois is still expected to play in the team’s Spring Game which is set to take place over the weekend.

First-year Seminoles head coach Willie Taggart issued a brief statement on the matter, saying “We are aware of the situation and it is being handled internally.”

Earlier this offseason, police were called to Francois’ apartment after an alleged domestic incident involving his pregnant girlfriend. Charges were never filed in the matter due to conflicting statements and a lack of witnesses.

Francois is currently battling  James Blackman for the team’s starting quarterback job.

Last season, Francois entered the year as the Seminoles starting quarterback before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the season-opener against the Alabama Crimson Tide.