Karlos Williams, Florida State’s Top Rusher, Is Accused of Domestic Abuse

Karlos Williams’s status with Florida State is under review amid a domestic battery case. (Gerry Broome/AP Photo)
Karlos Williams’s status with Florida State is under review amid a domestic battery case. (Gerry Broome/AP Photo)
Karlos Williams’s status with Florida State is under review amid a domestic battery case. (Gerry Broome/AP Photo)

(New York Times) – Florida State running back Karlos Williams is under investigation over an accusation of domestic battery, the Tallahassee Police Department announced Monday.

The Tallahassee police received the case against Williams on Saturday night. No other details of the claim were made public. Williams, 21, a senior and the Seminoles’ leading rusher with 378 yards and seven touchdowns, is the third Florida State starter to face an abuse claim in the past two years.

The new accusation emerged as the No. 2 Seminoles, the defending Football Bowl Subdivision champions, prepared for a Thursday game against Louisville with a chance to extend their 23-game winning streak. The Florida State athletic department said in a statement Monday that it was “aware of an investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department involving football student-athlete Karlos Williams,” adding that his status with the team was “under review.”

According to an article published online last month by the F.S.U. athletics department, Williams has a daughter and is expecting a second son with his girlfriend, Miranda Wilhelm, a fellow student. Wilhelm referred a request for comment to her lawyer, Nathan Prince, who was not immediately available for comment.

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