Florida State dismisses OT Ball

The Sports Xchange

June 01, 2018 at 1:21 pm.

Florida State dismissed offensive tackle Josh Ball from the team, the Tampa Bay Times reported Friday.

Ball was removed from the school’s official website, according to the newspaper, which quoted a school spokesperson as saying that Ball is “not in good standing with Florida State University.”

The 6-foot-8, 335-pound Ball started the final nine games at offensive tackle last season for the Seminoles. He was expected to be in the mix for a starting job in 2018.

Ball’s dismissal comes in the wake of a Title IX investigation that found him responsible for dating violence, the newspaper reported on May 22.

Sandra Sellers, an FSU student, accused Ball in the fall of physically attacking her on multiple occasions during their relationship. Ball was never criminally charged and continued to play after the accusations surfaced.

The university did not offer any further comment on Ball, citing school privacy laws. Attorneys for both Ball and Sellers also have not publicly commented on the case.




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