The Florida State Seminoles received some bad news just days before Saturday’s annual spring game.
According to reports from the Tallahassee Democrat, quarterback Deondre Francois is facing a charge of marijuana possession. The Democrat’s Wayne McGahee III states that Francois “was given a notice to appear in court by Tallahassee Police” and that he was found with less than 20 grams of the substance, a misdemeanor in the state of Florida.
It is the second legal issue Francois has faced this year as he works to recover from an injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the 2017 season.
In January, he came under investigation for an alleged domestic dispute involving his girlfriend. Francois’ girlfriend declined to press charges, though, and the quarterback was later cleared of any wrongdoing.
On the field, the Seminoles hope that Francois can make a recovery and show the form he displayed as a freshman in 2016. He threw for 3,350 yards and 20 touchdowns against just 7 interceptions that year. The team was expected to hold him out of Saturday’s game to prevent an aggravation of the previously torn patella in his left knee.