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Florida State Cuts QB Deondre Francois After Woman Posts Audio Of Man Threatening To Beat Her

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Florida State has cut starting quarterback Deondre Francois after he was accused of domestic violence for the second time. FSU coach Willie Taggart said in a statement, “Last night, I informed Deondre Francois that he is no longer a member of the Florida State football program.”

The woman has since deleted her Instagram account, but you can hear the audio from the post here. In it, a woman says “stop hitting me in my fucking face,” and a man responds “I don’t give a fuck, stop throwing shit in my fucking house. The fuck with wrong with you? Throw it again, so I can beat yo ass...I’m going to hit you in your face every fucking time, throw something else.”

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The text of the post reads in part:

For 2 years I have been in a domestic situation with [Francois] I thought I loved him and thought he could change for the better but it has gotten worse. I lost my first child because of all of the beating and I suffer from [postpartum] depression.

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The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the woman who posted the video is the same person who accused Francois of domestic violence when she was pregnant in January 2018.

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