Video shows FSU quarterback punching woman at a bar

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De'Andre Johnson #14 of the Gold team runs to the sideline following a rushing touchdown against the Garnet team during Florida State's Garnet and Gold spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

De’Andre Johnson #14 of the Gold team runs to the sideline following a rushing touchdown against the Garnet team during Florida State’s Garnet and Gold spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The moment captured on camera escalates quickly.

In one frame, Florida State University quarterback De’Andre Johnson, 19, is seen arguing with a woman at a crowded bar.

In the next frame, she raises a fist.

He grabs her arm. She attempts to hit him. He punches her in the face.

Although the surveillance video was released Monday, the incident took place June 24, inside Yianni’s nightclub in Tallahassee, Florida.

On June 25, the head football coach at FSU, Jimbo Fisher, announced Johnson’s indefinite suspension for a violation of athletic department policy.

The former freshman quarterback is also being charged with battery.

WARNING: Video contains graphic content

The woman in the video suffered bruising under her left eye, swelling to the left cheek and upper lip, and a small cut near the bridge of her nose, according to court documents.

The documents say the victim raised her arm to defend herself, and tried to strike Johnson to release his grip. She remained at the bar while Johnson left with others.

“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 is currently participating in community service, and faith-based programs focused on battered women, substance abuse, and the empowerment of children,” said his attorney, Jose Baez.

“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 is not the first FSU quarterback to be the subject of headlines for alleged behavior off the field.

Jameis Winston, the former Florida State University quarterback-turned-top NFL draft pick, was accused of rape, stemming from an incident in 2012.

He said the sex was consensual.

Winston was not charged, and has since filed a counterclaim against his accuser.

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6 comments

  • CWD

    19 AND IN A BAR AND ASSAULTING A WOMAN WITH A CLOSED FIST……HE IS A REAL LIVE GIRL !!! HOW COME HE IS NOT CITED FOR UNDERAGE? IT IS THERE ON VIDEO !

  • It's her body

    Women asked for it! They want to be treated the same as men and think they are equal to men well this is what happens.

  • Kathy Fritsch

    He wants to learn & grow? At 19 he still thinks it’s ok to punch a woman in the face with this little bit of prodding? I thought this was something guys learned long before their teen years. Wow! Please keep him out of college football & the NFL. They have enough of his type already.

  • ShadowWalker59

    Kick the jerk off the team, and then, send him packing!! Yeah, right! He’ll be back playing again because winning is at any cost. I’ll just bet he’s ’embarrassed’!! He is probably afraid that his days with the team could be numbered, then again…………maybe not!

  • tootietuttle

    a good defence lawyer should be able to get him off all charges. She might be charged, on the other hand. We live in a world where women are not the weaker sex…so if these were two guys, all I see is self defence. In any case, he is hardly a role model for NCAA football and should and will be kicked off the team.

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