Former Florida State lineman accused of striking girlfriend

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida State offensive lineman is facing misdemeanor charges that he struck his then-girlfriend during arguments two years ago. Jauan Williams vehemently denied the allegations during an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. Lauren Noel says Williams struck her during two separate arguments in 2018, leaving her bruised. At the time, Noel told police officers Williams had not struck her. Tallahassee police reopened the investigation last year after they say Williams sent Noel video of her having sex with another man. Noel then shared text messages between the two that police say support the woman’s allegations that Williams struck her. Williams is in the process of transferring.