Miami to decide on Avantae Williams’ future with team after battery case closed

The Athletic

Miami coach Manny Diaz said Monday the school and team are in the process of gathering official documentation regarding safety Avantae Williams' aggravated battery case, which was dropped by the state attorney's office last Friday, before deciding whether to allow him back on the team.

"We're gonna explore all the alternatives that are available," Diaz said.

The Athletic obtained a copy of the final case memo from the state attorney's office that in summary said the victim did not want to proceed with the charges:

"On August 2, 2021, the victim appeared for a video interview with the State Attorney's Office and … refused to answer questions regarding the incident. The victim stated that she is not a victim and does not feel the defendant will harm her or her unborn child. The victim advised that she was in 'emotional distress' when she spoke to the police and that the police were trying to make the situation more than what it was.

"Regarding the bruises and injuries to her body," the memo continued, "the victim claimed that these were from when she moved into her apartment, and not from the defendant battering her. When the allegations of the arrest affidavit were read to the victim, she denied that they took place. The victim stated that she is not in fear of the defendant and wants the charges dropped.

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