Karlos Williams: More Potential Trouble for the FSU Running Back
It appears the accusations against FSU running back Karlos Williams are starting to mount. According to reports, not only is Williams the subject of an ongoing domestic battery investigation, he is also alleged to be looked at in an alleged armed robbery case apparently from a botched pot deal.
Mark Schlabaugh and Brett McMurphy, both of ESPN.com, report that “the Florida State Attorney’s office for the 2nd Judicial Circuit in Tallahassee last week attempted to interview Williams about a June 23 robbery of an FSU student. Williams declined to speak to an assistant state attorney and an investigator from the Tallahassee Police Department about the incident last week, state attorney Willie Meggs told ESPN.com.”
ESPN reports that on July 30, Tallahassee police took Daravius “Gutta” Lawrence (then 17, now 18) into custody for his alleged role in an armed robbery of Freightlin Shooter Cox, a 26-year-old Florida State senior who is also a retired Marine.
Cox indicated to Tallahassee authorities that he was robbed by three men while purchasing pot at his home near Seminoles’ Doak Campbell Stadium. That purchase fell apart, Cox told the Tallahassee police, and he was subsequently held up by two other armed men allegedly accompanying Lawrence.
Williams has yet to be charged in either the domestic abuse case or the armed robbery case. He was seen at Florida State’s practice on Monday in full pads. The Seminoles travel to Louisville for a Thursday night ACC showdown.
FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher was quick to downplay a report out of Jacksonville on Monday that Williams was potentially part of an investigation into the domestic abuse violations, stating the sources were “false” in their knowledge. Fisher has been a vocal proponent of quarterback Jameis Winston as he continually has been the center of continued accusations of wrongdoing.
“There’s another false report, and that’s amazing how things happen,” Fisher said to reporters. “Whoever has sources, whoever has rumors, needs to check who they are talking to — because that is about as far from truth as there is.”
As of now, there has not been any other statement released by the university or its athletic department regarding either incident.