TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The lawyer for the woman involved in the domestic battery investigation of Florida State running back Karlos Williams has asked police to end the investigation.
Nathan Prince said Tuesday the woman never filed a complaint and wants everything to “blow over.” He said Florida State contacted the Tallahassee Police Department about the case. Prince thinks the university found out about the incident through social media.
Prince said his client “at no point made a complaint to any law enforcement agency, never gave an interview or anything like that.”
Florida State spokesman Rob Wilson didn’t immediately confirm whether the university reported the incident or if Florida State would conduct its own investigation of possible student code of conduct violations.
The police investigation of the incident is still “open at this time,” TPD spokesman Dave Northway said Tuesday. Law enforcement does not need cooperation from a possible victim to investigate.
Williams, a senior, has not been charged or arrested. Coach Jimbo Fisher said he is eligible to play against Louisville Thursday and declined comment on the Williams’ investigation.
The university released a statement Monday saying “until we receive more information regarding the alleged incident (Williams) status with the team will be under review.”
Williams is being represented by Tim Jansen, the attorney who also represented quarterback Jameis Winston during his police investigation after a woman said he sexually assaulted her in December 2012. Winston was never arrested or charged; a Florida prosecutor said there was not enough evidence in the case.
BULLDOGS LOOK FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT VS. GATORS: With or without Todd Gurley, the Georgia Bulldogs are big favorites to hand Florida another defeat.
The tide has definitely turned in this heated rivalry.
No. 9 Georgia (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) will be going for its fourth straight win over the struggling Gators (3-3, 2-3) in Jacksonville, a game expected to push the Bulldogs another step closer to the league championship — and perhaps finish off embattled Florida coach Will Muschamp.
For the seniors in red and black, the idea of going through an entire college career without ever getting chomped is quite appealing.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs continue to await word from the NCAA on Gurley’s status. He was suspended the last two games during an investigation of improper benefits for autographs.
COACH ACCEPTS BLAME FOR VIOLATIONS: First-year Army coach Jeff Monken accepted responsibility for a football recruiting excursion that resulted in minor NCAA violations and the disciplining of 20 cadets, two officers and two coaches.
Monken said Tuesday he found out about the excursion in late January, two weeks after he had been hired by West Point and a week after the bus trip to a downstate New York mall. He said the trip with 14 prospective recruits was organized by staff members there before he arrived.
Monken said the team talked afterward and acknowledged it was wrong, and all involved were punished by him and the academy. The maximum allowable punishment was given out, but Monken declined to detail what that punishment was.
The Gazette of Colorado Springs first reported the bus trip on Saturday, a week before Army hosts service-academy rival Air Force.