Freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson was dismissed from Florida State last night after video surfaced of him punching a woman in the face, but one man in particular isn’t happy about how things played out.
That man is former Oklahoma Sooners defensive lineman and College Football Hall of Famer Tony Casillas, who took to Twitter to explain himself.
It’s hard to argue Casillas’ logic, as Mixon is now practicing with the Sooners after being suspended back in February for punching a female student. Johnson, meanwhile, is looking for a fresh start.
Considering how strong a stand the sports world has taken against violence against women, particularly in the cases of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and ex-Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, not to mention the PR nightmare FSU suffered after former quarterback Jameis Winston was not charged with sexual assault, Johnson’s expulsion seemed almost inevitable.
And yet, Mixon is practicing with teammates and getting ready for the 2015 season after committing an act that has demonized men and essentially ruined careers over the past few years.
Though Casillas’ words could be considered overly blunt by some, he’s absolutely right.
If Johnson is going to be prevented from suiting up this year, even though he has acknowledged wrongdoing and is currently volunteering at a battered women’s shelter, Mixon should draw some sort of discipline too.