Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • USF Sports Bulletin
  • Joey Knight

Agreement reached in FSU lineman Josh Ball dating violence petition

Florida State starting offensive lineman Josh Ball and his ex-girlfriend have agreed to a final judgment in the woman's petition for protection against dating violence.

According to Leon County court documents posted Thursday, Ball and the woman – Lithia's Sandra Sellers – agreed that he would have no contact with her and must remain 500 feet away from her residences, church and employer. Ball is also not allowed within 100 feet of two buildings on campus: the Florida State College of Nursing Building and Diffenbaugh Building.

Ball did not admit or deny Sellers' accusations, which include multiple instances of dating violence during their relationship. The agreement can't prohibit Ball from taking or registering for classes at FSU.

The agreement also says that neither party can comment to the media.

The State Attorney's Office reviewed a Tallahassee Police Department investigation into Sellers' battery allegations but chose not to file charges last month. A separate harassment investigation remained open as of Wednesday afternoon.

Ball, a 6-foot-8, 325-pound redshirt freshman, is scheduled to make his fifth consecutive start at left tackle Saturday at No. 4 Clemson.

Comments
Quinton Flowers’ top 10 plays at USF

Quinton Flowers’ top 10 plays at USF

Understandably, an anticlimactic vibe hovers over the Birmingham Bowl for many USF fans, who were hoping their season would end a bit farther east, at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.But one still can't ignore this game's historical context: It's the last ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
USF’s Marquez Valdes-Scantling to help homeless on Christmas

USF’s Marquez Valdes-Scantling to help homeless on Christmas

He enters the Birmingham Bowl needing 67 yards to break former Lakewood High teammate Rodney Adams' single-season receiving yardage record at USF, but senior Marquez Valdes-Scantling has more pressing priorities these days.History, in fact, is No. 3 ...
Published: 12/12/17
Florida Gators’ Taven Bryan entering NFL draft

Florida Gators’ Taven Bryan entering NFL draft

Florida defensive lineman Taven Bryan is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft, he announced Monday on Instagram.The 6-foot-4, 291-pound redshirt junior was among the Gators' leaders with four sacks and 40 tackles (six for a loss) on the ...
Published: 12/11/17
How bad are Florida State’s football facilities?

How bad are Florida State’s football facilities?

As Jimbo Fisher was leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, an administrative commitment to facilities was one reason why.So how bad are the Seminoles' facilities, really?No. 12 in the country, according to 247Sports.That's better than Miami (...
Published: 12/11/17
Veteran trio pacing new-look Bulls

Veteran trio pacing new-look Bulls

Nine games into the Brian Gregory era at USF, the program's short-term trajectory remains difficult to project.Can the Bulls (4-5) finish with a winning record in non-conference play? Can it win at least five conference games for the first time since...
Published: 12/10/17
Donations toward USF football facility at $6 million and counting

Donations toward USF football facility at $6 million and counting

Based on publicly announced gifts alone, USF has received 15 percent of the estimated $40 million needed to build the sprawling football complex it has planned.The latest donation — a $1 million gift announced by the school Thursday — was...
Published: 12/07/17
USF strikes apparel deal with Adidas

USF strikes apparel deal with Adidas

Seven months before its apparel deal with Under Armour formally ends, USF announced it has reached an eight-year partnership with Adidas that begins next summer.At the core of the contract — effective July 1, 2018 — Adidas will supply USF...
Published: 12/06/17
New FSU coach Willie Taggart: ‘I’m in now’

New FSU coach Willie Taggart: ‘I’m in now’

TALLAHASSEE – Florida State formally introduced Willie Taggart as its new head coach Wednesday morning. A few highlights:Taggart, the former USF coach, was clearly emotional about leaving Oregon after only one season. So why'd he go? Because FS...
Published: 12/06/17
FSU president digs at Jimbo Fisher: It was like a no-brainer

FSU president digs at Jimbo Fisher: It was like a no-brainer

TALLAHASSEE – Remember a few days ago, when Jimbo Fisher said it was a "no-brainer" to leave Florida State to come to Texas A&M?Yeah, the Seminoles haven't forgotten, either.In introducing Willie Taggart as the new FSU coach, school preside...
Published: 12/06/17
Florida State introducing new coach Willie Taggart

Florida State introducing new coach Willie Taggart

TALLAHASSEE – For the second time in the last four decades, Florida State will be welcoming a new football coach.Willie Taggart will be formally introduced later today at Doak Campbell Stadium. The former USF coach – most recently at Oreg...
Published: 12/06/17