Williams being investigated in alleged domestic battery case

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Florida State senior running back Karlos Williams is involved in an alleged domestic battery, the Tallahassee Police Department announced on its Facebook page Monday.

“The Tallahassee Police Department is currently working an alleged domestic battery involving Karlos Williams. TPD received the case on Saturday night, October 25th, 2014 and it was immediately assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. The alleged crime is an active on-going investigation and Florida Law does not allow TPD to discuss the details of any case while it is on-going,” the statement read. “Once the case is complete, it will be released under the guidelines of Florida Public Records Law.”

Williams allegedly assaulted his pregnant girlfriend, according to an ESPN report. Williams has not been suspended.

Florida State made a statement Monday, stating "Until we receive more information regarding the alleged incident his status with the team will be under review."

Because Florida State plays Thursday night at Louisville, head coach Jimbo Fisher was not available to the media Monday.

Williams leads the No. 2 Seminoles in rushing with 378 yards on 82 carries (4.6 per carry, 63.0 per game) and seven TDs.

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.

BOOSTERS BOUGHT SABAN HOME

You can imagine the headlines — the rumors, oh the rumors — of headlines revealing that Alabama coach Nick Saban sold his Tuscaloosa home.

That’s exactly what Saban did ­last year. And guess what? He didn’t go anywhere. Literally. He’s still coach at Alabama and still lives in the house he sold.

Confused?

The Crimson Tide Foundation — described by AL.com as a “private foundation set up to help fund athletics at UA” —  bought Saban’s house for about $3.1 million, the site reported.

The Sabans bought the house in 2007 and still live in it after the foundation bought it. The foundation has paid property taxes on the house since buying it.

“It’s not all that unusual in the world for universities to provide the housing,” Scott Phelps from the foundation told AL.com. “We want to keep him happy. We think he is the best coach in America.”

According to AL.com, the University of Alabama also owned the two houses that legendary coach Bear Bryant lived in while coaching the Crimson Tide.  

LB NKEMDICHE DONE

Ole Miss will play the rest of the season without one of its best defenders.

Linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche broke his ankle Saturday night in the first quarter of the loss against LSU and had surgery Sunday, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told ESPN.com.

Nkemdiche had 28 tackles in seven games this season, including 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack. The junior was a second-team All-SEC player last season and freshman All-American in 2012.

Serderius Bryant is expected to step into that full-time starting role. He has 34 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss. 

Nkemdiche is the older brother of Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche, who was considered the nation’s top recruit coming out of high school before becoming a freshman All-American last season.

No. 7 Ole Miss plays No. 4 Auburn on Saturday night in Oxford, Miss.

PLAYER NOT DISCIPLINED

Michigan coach Brady Hoke says linebacker Joe Bolden, the player who planted the stake in the ground before the Michigan State game, would not be disciplined.

Hoke said Bolden meant no disrespect to the Spartans and feels bad about how his attempt to fire up his teammates on Saturday turned into something his coach felt compelled to publicly apologize for Sunday.

Hoke says the tent stake was used as a prop Friday to illustrate the need for commitment and teamwork in a tough environment.

Hoke said Monday he knew his players had taken the stake onto the field before Michigan's 35-11 loss to Michigan State, but because he leaves the locker room after the players, he had no way of stopping them from spiking it into the Spartan Stadium turf.

AUBURN-CAL SERIES

California has announced a home-and-home series with Auburn in 2019-20.

Cal announced Monday that the first game will be at Auburn on Sept. 21, 2019, with the return game in Berkeley on Sept. 19, 2020. The schools have never played previously.

The Golden Bears had previously announced home-and-home series with Texas, North Carolina and TCU.

The Bears also announced Tuesday they will host South Dakota in 2016, Weber State in 2017 and Idaho State in 2018.

Contributors: Ken Bradley, The Associated Press

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