Florida State Seminoles freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson has been dismissed from the football team and his time in Tallahassee is likely done as well. The university put out a statement, which Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples reported on Twitter.
Johnson was arrested last month on charges of misdemeanor battery and was on indefinite suspension from the football team, having allegedly punched a young woman in the face at Yianni’s, a Tallahassee bar. Sure enough, earlier today, the Tallahassee Democrat confirmed Johnson did just that.
This likely means that Johnson is done with Florida State and will look to transfer to another program. Of course, given his reputation right now, there’s definitely a chance that no team will take a flyer on the former four-star recruit from Jacksonville. The world of sports has taken a strong stance on violence against women, so there is also every chance that Johnson’s football playing days could be done for good.
Either way, this is a sad and unfortunate end to the potential college career of a young man who had a great deal of talent. He made one bad decision, and it’s now time to pay the piper.
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