Video Shows Florida State QB De’Andre Johnson Punching Woman
The punch that led to the arrest of Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson can now be seen in a surveillance video released by the State Attorney’s Office in Tallahassee.
The incident took place inside the bar Yiannis on June 24. In the video, you’ll see the freshman getting into a physical altercation with a young woman as they’re waiting in line for drinks. Johnson grabs her arm after she raises it, which causes her to take a swing to either strike him or push him away. It glances his shoulder and fails to separate him from her.
At that point, Johnson punches the victim directly in the face. As he leaves the view of the camera, you can see a few other women enter the picture to check on the victim. You can see the confrontation start to unfold around the 1:55 mark.
The first-year quarterback enrolled at Florida State in January after graduating from First Coast High School in Jacksonville, where he won Florida’s Mr. Football award in 2014. Johnson, 19, turned himself in last Tuesday and was released on $500 bond. He is currently suspended from the Seminoles football team.