Florida State running back Karlos Williams isn't just under investigation for alleged domestic battery. Cops are also looking into his alleged role in an armed robbery during a weed deal gone awry.
According to a report from ESPN, an FSU student on June 23 was trying to purchase weed from three men in his home. Somehow things went crooked, according to the report, and the student, a 26-year-old FSU senior and former Marine, was robbed by two armed men. A police investigator set up an interview with Williams for June 30, but Williams no-showed, a Tallahassee police spokesman told ESPN. Williams's girlfriend—the same one he allegedly assaulted—told investigators that Williams had hired an attorney and wouldn't speak with them.
A month later Tallahassee police arrested Daravius Lawrence and charged him with robbery with a firearm. Williams was listed as an associate of Lawrence on the Tallahassee police report. "The two armed men haven't yet been arrested," ESPN reports, citing sources close to the investigation.
Last week, an assistant state attorney and an Tallahassee Police Department investigator also attempted to interview Williams about the robbery. Williams declined.
Meanwhile, FSU is painting a very different picture of Williams than the one suggested by the allegations. When asked on Friday about a report that Williams was going to be suspended, head coach Jimbo Fisher denied it and said this about running back, via Sporting News:
"It's funny," Fisher added, "That guy (Williams), who's a tremendous kid, a tremendous ambassador, I don't even know where that (suspension report) would come from. It kind of caught me off guard like 'whoa.' Karlos has been wonderful."
Given that police first attempted to interview Williams almost four months ago, it looks like Fisher—like Roger Goodell—will soon face a round of "what did you know, and when did you know it" questions.
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