The Deondre Francois story just got a little more complicated. Diamond Lindsay, his ex-girlfriend, is now recanting her allegation that the former Florida State quarterback ever hit her. According to a post on Instagram, Lindsay apologized to Francois and his family for coming out with the allegation. She stated that she never should have released the video on her account and only meant to scare the quarterback.
Lindsay also claims in the post that she was hitting Francois, not the other way around. She apologized for misleading people and said the police were never called.
The video does not show Francois hitting Lindsay, but he does threaten her. There is no physical evidence of him hitting, but there is an indication that of some form of abuse from Francois. Lindsay posted the video because her and Francois had just broken up and she wanted closure. She apologized and claims that Francois never hit her or she would have taken legal action.
The Instagram account that posted the Deondre Francois video Saturday evening just posted this. pic.twitter.com/92KW1pCcRz
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Her apology comes one day after head coach Willie Taggart dismissed Francois from the Florida State football team. The redshirt junior quarterback has entered his name into the transfer portal and will be looking for a new home in the fall.
Francois’s departure leaves the Seminoles with only two scholarship quarterbacks in James Blackman and Jordan Travis. The former put his name in the transfer portal after Francois decided to return to Florida State for his final season of eligibility.
Blackman started most of the 2017 season, where he proved to the coaching staff that he is a capable starter. Travis is a transfer from Louisville, meaning he might not even be able to play in 2019 at all. Walk-on Nolan McDonald is a quality practice guy, but Taggart does not want to use a walk-on as his starting quarterback.
Despite the poor quarterback situation in Tallahassee, it is unlikely that Taggart will allow Francois to rejoin the Seminoles. The former FSU quarterback will be seeking a new home next year as he looks to continue his collegiate football career.