FSU QB Deondre Francois Busted for Weed ... Blames GF

Annette Crawford
April 18, 2018

The specifics surrounding Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois' citation for marijuana possession earlier this month are nothing short of freaky.

On Tuesday we learned Tallahassee police had been investigating Francois for two months, as they suspected he was selling marijuana out of his apartment.

According to the reports, police searched Francois' apartment last Thursday and found "17 grams of a marijuana/tobacco mixture". He was not expected to play in FSU's spring game last week and was present on the sidelines for the game.

Francois was detained while cops searched the place - but they ultimately determined there wasn't enough evidence to prove he was slangin'. He didn't participate in the spring game because of that rehab. FSU coach Willie Taggart says he's met with Deondre and is handling the matter internally.


The location of Francois' home prevented TPD from conducting constant surveillance, according to the warrant.

Francois is now rehabbing from the knee injury he suffered in Florida State's Week 1 game against Alabama in 2017.

During the inspections, twice at Francois' apartment and twice with garbage taken to police headquarters, police found documents with Francois' name, plastic bags with cannabis residue and the emptied contents of blunt-type cigars. Francois was charged with possession of fewer than 20 grams of marijuana and has been ordered to appear in court by Tallahassee Police. He said the drugs belonged to his girlfriend. He could also be asked to participate in a substance abuse program. "He's got to be smart, who he's around, what he's around and make good decisions".

Francois, a redshirt junior who was ACC Rookie of the Year in 2016, suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Seminoles' loss to Alabama in the 2017 opener.

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