Ball, ex-girlfriend reach agreement in dating violence injunction

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By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 9, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- An agreement has been reached in a petition for protection against dating violence filed against Florida State lineman Josh Ball by an ex-girlfriend.

In the agreement, Ball and his former girlfriend agreed to terms of Ball staying at least 500 feet away from his petitioner's residence, parent's residence, place of worship, employment and school. Ball must also remain at least 100 feet away from certain buildings on FSU's campus.

The agreement says the restrictions won't prohibit Ball from attending or registering for classes at FSU in the future.

The terms that were agreed upon were updated from a temporary injunction, which was granted by the court on September 27. The current agreement, according to court documents, will remain in place for four years.

Ball's accuser filed the injunction and alleged multiple incidents in which Ball was aggressive or violent towards her.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher said Ball will play this weekend against Clemson.


By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 6, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Florida State University football player is being accused of committing acts of dating violence by a former girlfriend.

According to a report by the Tampa Bay Times, redshirt freshman Josh Ball is accused of a history of violence.

In a petition for injunction filed, Ball's accuser addresses 10 instances where she claims Ball was violent with her.

WCTV has reached out to the accuser's attorney, Leo Arias Vera, who said he was unable to comment. We also reached out to Florida State Athletics, who issued the following statement:

We are aware of the matter, which is currently being reviewed by the appropriate authorities. The student-athlete’s status with the team is unchanged. We will have no further comment.

A court hearing has been scheduled for Thursday.

Ball is the starting left tackle for the Seminoles. Florida State plays fourth-ranked Clemson on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.



 
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