The Florida State Attorney’s Office released security video Monday that appears to show Florida State University freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson hitting a woman at a Tallahassee bar. The altercation occurs at roughly two minutes into the video, which was posted at tallahassee.com.
Johnson, 19, turned himself into police last week and is being charged with battery, CNN reports. He has been suspended from the school indefinitely.
NBC Sports speculated that Johnson could have been another “NFL quarterback groomed for success by coach Jimbo Fisher” (whose previous success stories include Christian Ponder, EJ Manuel, and Jameis Winston). But it said that Johnson’s chances of entering the NFL have now “decreased dramatically.”
According to court records, the woman in the video suffered bruising on her left eye, swelling on her left cheek and upper lip, and a small cut on the bridge of her nose.
A statement from Johnson’s attorney Jose Baez said his client was “extremely embarrassed” and was participating in community service and faith-based programs that focus on battered women.
“While it is clear from the video that De’Andre Johnson was not the initial aggressor, his family wants to take the lead in helping him learn and grow from this experience,” he told media.
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