Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson was formally dismissed from the football team on Monday evening. The announcement comes just hours after disturbing video of Johnson allegedly punching a young woman at a local Tallahassee bar was released on Monday afternoon.
Before his formal dismissal, Johnson’s attorney Jose Baez made the following statement on his client’s behalf:
“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,” Johnson’s attorney, Jose Baez, said in a statement. “He is currently participating in community service, and faith-based programs focused on battered women, substance abuse, and the empowerment of children. De’Andre is extremely embarrassed by this situation and would like to express his heartfelt apologies to everyone, including those who were directly affected, Coach Fisher and his teammates, the entire Florida State University community, as well as his family and friends.”
Johnson was suspended indefinitely by the team last week following the aftermath of the incident.
(Via CBS Sports)