Florida State starting offensive lineman Josh Ball was accused of dating violence by his former girlfriend, but it looks like a resolution has been reached in their case.
There was a court date scheduled, but this resolution seems to have negated the need for it:
As part of the deal, Ball is not allowed into two specific buildings on FSU’s campus — the College of Nursing and Diffenbaugh. Other details are unknown at this time, but what his former girlfriend said about several incidents involving Ball do not sound goood.
“He is a violent person, and I’m scared he’s going to take it too far,” wrote his former girlfriend in a Leon County sworn petition for injunction for protection against dating violence.
She also wrote that she dated the 6-foot-8, 325-pound lineman for a year and a half. She claims that there were three physical attacks against her from Ball and a fourth incident that was broken up by Seminole coaches. She claims that he broke her cell phone by throwing it against a wall in one incident, slapped her in the face, shoved her into a closet and threw her on the floor in separate incidents. She also alleges that he deleted photos of her injuries from her phone and bent her car key so she couldn’t leave one altercation.
The State Attorney’s Office has reviewed the case, but “based on the time delay in reporting, prior requests not to prosecute and conflicting statements” did not press charges, according to the Times.
Ball has started four games this season and appeared in eight after redshirting last season.