Another Florida State football player is under investigation.
Running back Karlos Williams was in pads and practicing on Monday despite being investigated for an alleged domestic battery incident. The senior from Davenport, Florida, is suspected of assaulting his girlfriend, who lives with him and is pregnant with the couple’s second child, ESPN.com reported, citing people familiar with the investigation.
“The athletics department is aware of an investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department involving football student-athlete Karlos Williams,” the school said in a statement. “Until we receive more information regarding the alleged incident his status with the team will be under review.”
Police received the case Saturday night and assigned it to the Criminal Investigation Division. Williams has not been charged or arrested.
However, a woman identified by a story on the Seminoles website as the mother of Williams’ son, Miranda Wilhelm, posted photos of her bruised and battered arm on a Facebook page attributed to her, saying she has kept silent for too long.
The investigation is the latest involving a Florida State football player. Quarterback Jameis Winston is currently facing a student code of conduct hearing after a woman said he sexually assaulted her. Charges were never brought against the quarterback as a Florida prosecutor said there was not enough evidence in the case.
Florida State also is currently being investigated by the Department of Education on how hit handles possible Title IX violations. The woman who said Winston assaulted her filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, which decided the university should be investigated for possible Title IX violations over the way it responds to sexual violence complaints.