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FSU suspends Da'Vante Phillips after five felony charges




Florida State has indefinitely suspended receiver Da'Vante Phillips after he faces five fraud-related felony charges.

According to the Florida State University Police Department's probable cause affidavit, Phillips purchased four money orders worth $485.89 in January. But he then "used white out or another substance" and altered the amount to $700 each.

Phillips faces four complaints related to cashing/depositing a bank item with intent to defraud and a fifth on grand theft between $300 and $5,000, according to Leon County court records.

FSU released this statement Friday afternoon: Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher announced today that junior receiver Da'Vante Phillips has been indefinitely suspended from the football team in accordance with athletic department policy. He will have no further comment at this time.

Phillips was a four-star recruit in the 2015 recruiting class, but the 6-foot-1, 206-pound athlete hasn't yet had much success on the field. In two seasons, he has caught only five passes.

[Last modified: Friday, August 4, 2017 2:49pm]


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