Miami dismisses freshman DB, former top-50 recruit, after alleged battery on pregnant woman
One of Miami’s top signees in recent years is no longer part of the program.
Defensive back Avantae Williams has been dismissed from the Hurricanes football team following his arrest on charges of battery on a pregnant woman.
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the police report states that early Wednesday Williams and the victim were involved in a “verbal dispute” over Williams “being involved with another woman” before the altercation escalated and Williams allegedly told the victim, “when I return from practice, you need to be gone.” Per the Sun Sentinel, the arrest affidavit identifies the victim as Williams’ ex-girlfriend, who is 31 weeks pregnant.
According to the reports, the victim was packing her belongings when “Williams entered the bedroom she was in and ‘grabbed her by the hair, throwing her unto the bed’ before yelling at the victim ‘get the f— out.'”
According to the report, Williams “grabbed the victim again and threw her to the ground before grabbing her by the hair and throwing her to the ground outside of their residence, causing ‘the victim to hit her head.'”
Williams is from DeLand, Florida. He was expected to sign with UF but chose Miami on National Signing Day for the 2020 recruiting cycle. He was rated 4-stars, the No. 2 safety and No. 45 prospect overall on the 247Sports Composite.
Williams missed the 2020 season due to unspecified medical issues but was cleared to resume football activities this spring. Miami opens the 2020 season against Alabama on Sept. 4 in Atlanta.