On Thursday morning, the Miami Hurricanes suspended a former top recruit after troubling allegations arose.
The team suspended former top recruit Avantae Williams after police arrested him earlier in the week. According to a report from ESPN, Williams is facing three counts of aggravated battery of a pregnant person.
“We are aware that football student-athlete Avantae Williams has been arrested by the Miami-Dade Police Department,” a university spokesperson said. “He was immediately suspended from all team activities.”
Well, just a few hours later, the Hurricanes officially dismissed Williams from the football program.
Miami has officially dismissed safety Avantae Williams from the team after the former four-star recruit was arrested and charged with battery against a pregnant woman.
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Williams and his ex-girlfriend, who is 31-weeks pregnant, reportedly got into a confrontation. The football player said he wanted her to leave his residence before he got back from practice.
ESPN has more details of the alleged confrontation:
“She was in her bedroom packing her things to leave when Williams returned from practice, the woman said,” the report said. “According to the report, Williams was angry that she was still in the residence, grabbed her by her hair and threw her onto the bed, grabbed her again and threw her to the ground, and then picked her up and threw her to the ground outside the residence, where she hit her head, before contacting a neighbor and calling 911.”
Williams is a former four-star recruit and the No. 2 safety recruit from the 2020 class.