Thanks be to God that the truth came out and all charges against me were dropped. As the father of a daughter and son I will always focus on my responsibility to set the right example of how women should be treated. In the future, I want to help others who face false charges.
— Avantae Williams (@TaeWilliams0) August 21, 2021
Safety Avantae Williams will be returning his talents to the University of Miami’s football program, his attorney said in a statement after prosecutors dropped a domestic violence case last week.
“I was informed that Miami will reinstate Avantae. Compliments to Coach Manny Diaz, Assistant Recruiting Director Edwin Pata, the Athletic Director, and the entire UM administration,” Attorney Michael Etienne said. “Now that this chapter is finally over let’s wish Avantae and his UM teammates well as they forge ahead. Although I am a FAMU Law, FSU, and USF grad, I can say with all honesty that I am proud to have been born in a city that has such a remarkable institution like the University of Miami.”
Courses began on Monday, and the Hurricanes football season begins on Sept. 4. Against the Alabama Crimson Tide in Atlanta.
Miami-Dade police officers arrested Williams on Jul. 21 after his pregnant ex-girlfriend required medical attention at Kendall Regional Medical Center. Officers reported she had bruises on her arms and neck and broken fingernails.
According to the arrest affidavit, Williams pushed her around, grabbed her by the hair, picked her up, and threw her on the ground outside of the apartment causing her to hit her head on the ground.
Williams was facing three felony charges of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim until the victim decided she no longer wanted to press charges and retracted her initial report.
With the potential of Williams reinstated, James Williams, Brian Balom, Kamren Kinchens, and Keshawn Washington make an impressive safety core for the Hurricanes.