Update: On Monday, the State Attorney’s office released the surveillance tape of the altercation between De’Andre Johnson and a woman at Yanni’s nightclub in Tallahassee. The 19-year-old Johnson appears to be headed to the bar when he aggressively bumps into a woman standing at the bar and after a brief altercation lands a right hook. Johnson, who has been suspended indefinitely from the Seminoles football team, was charged with misdemeanor battery. “The woman suffered bruising near her left eye, swelling of the left cheek and upper lip, and a small cut near the bridge of her nose, according to court records,” the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
Original Post, June 25, 2014: The tradition of Florida State quarterbacks violence against women continued on Thursday night when freshman QB De’Andre Johnson was indefinitely suspended from the team after he allegedly punched a female FSU student at a bar Wednesday night. The continuing saga of FSU signal callers’ crimes against women comes via ESPN.
According to the sources, Johnson was involved in an argument with the woman after she cut in front of him while they were waiting to order drinks at a bar near the FSU campus. Witnesses told police the woman raised her arms and then Johnson grabbed them and punched her in the face. Johnson, from First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida, has not been charged with a crime. Police did not interview Johnson on Wednesday night because he had left the bar.
Johnson was not expected to be in the mix for the Seminoles starting job, which was vacated by Jameis Winston, who was the first pick in this year’s NFL draft. The Jameis Winston era was a successful one on the field, but defined off the field by an endless string of legal maneuvers to muffle a rape charge that continues to wind its way through the legal system.