The Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) has revealed that they are investigating Florida State running back Karlos Williams for domestic violence stemming from an complaint received on Saturday, October 25. TPD made the announcement via the following statement posted to their Facebook page:
The Tallahassee Police Department is currently working an alleged domestic battery involving Karlos Williams. TPD received the case on Saturday night, October 25th, 2014 and it was immediately assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. The alleged crime is an active on-going investigation and Florida Law does not allow TPD to discuss the details of any case while it is on-going.
Once the case is complete, it will be released under the guidelines of Florida Public Records Law.
The allegations likely connect to photos published to Facebook and Twitter on Friday by Williams' pregnant girlfriend, showing bruise marks on her upper right arm and making clear statements connecting those bruises to domestic violence.
The Facebook post has since been removed or protected, and the young woman's Twitter account is now protected.
It should be noted that we do not know the date or origin of the photos posted on Williams' girlfriend's account or the origin of the bruises on the pictured woman's arm. It should also be noted that in cases of domestic battery, it is irrelevant whether the alleged victim chooses to file charges or not, as domestic cases are brought by the state, not by the victim.
Given the seriousness of the allegations, the nature of the photo evidence, and Jimbo Fisher's disciplinary record, Williams will only play on Thursday against Louisville if there is significant evidence in his favor or the investigation is dropped or Williams cleared.
With Williams' backup Mario Pender doubtful due to a high ankle sprain, five-star true freshman Dalvin Cook will likely get the bulk of the action if Williams does not play, backed up by sophomore Ryan Green. Cook has 59 carries for 270 yards (4.58 YPC) and three touchdowns on the year. Green was limited early in the year by a hamstring injury suffered during presesason camp and has four carries for 24 yards (6.0 YPC) on the season after carrying 33 times for 163 yards (4.94 YPC) as a true freshman in 2013.
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