Florida State Quarterback De’Andre Johnson was charged with battery last month for punching a woman in the face at a local Tallahassee bar. Johnson was subsequently suspended after the charge and will hopefully (and that’s a great BIG hope being that this is FSU) be removed from the team. Video obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat is pretty damning.
The events unfold this way:
Woman stands in front of bar.
Johnson tries to lean in toward the bar, pushing woman in the process.
Woman becomes visibly angry at Johnson’s leaning/pushing.
Woman lifts fist toward Johnson.
Johnson holds the arm of her lifted fist.
Woman swings, hits Johnson in the face.
Johnson punches woman and leaves.
*UPDATE 7/7/15 4:07 PM:
Florida State has dismissed De’Andre Johnson from the football team.
NBC News is also reporting that Johson’s Lawyer, Jose Baez is claiming the woman used a racial slur toward Johnson prior to the altercation.