Florida State QB Deondre Francois Enters Diversion Program After Marijuana Charge


Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is reportedly facing a misdemeanor marijuana charge, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

The quarterback was given a notice to appear in court and faces a charge of possessing fewer than 20 grams of marijuana.

Francois was placed in a diversion program, and the Tallahassee Police Department has closed the case.

“We are aware of the situation and it is being handled internally,” coach Willie Taggart told the Democrat.

The Seminoles have their spring game on Saturday, but Francois was not expected to play as he continues to recover from the knee injury that ended his 2017 campaign.

Francois tore his left patella tendon in the first game of the season against Alabama when safety Ronnie Harrison brought him down from behind while making a sack.

The junior is competing against James Blackman for the starting quarterback position.

By: Jenna West, Sports Illustrated