Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson was suspended indefinitely by head coach Jimbo Fisher for an undisclosed violation of team rules on Thursday. However, sources connected to Mark Schlabach of ESPN say Johnson was suspended for punching a woman in the face at a local bar.
The woman, who is a student at Florida State, declined to comment to ESPN about the incident.
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According to the sources, Johnson was involved in an argument with the woman after she cut in front of him while they were waiting to order drinks at a bar near the FSU campus. Witnesses told police the woman raised her arms and then Johnson grabbed them and punched her in the face.
Johnson, from First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida, has not been charged with a crime. Police did not interview Johnson on Wednesday night because he had left the bar. Tallahassee attorney Tim Jansen, who has represented FSU student-athletes in the past, told ESPN.com on Thursday that he was unaware of the incident.
A Tallahassee Police Department spokesman sent a heavily redacted incident report to ESPN.com on Thursday. The incident report redacted the alleged suspect’s name and a witness’ name. The woman’s name was not redacted.
Johnson, who enrolled in the school in January, was impressive in the spring for the Seminoles, as he threw two touchdowns in a game in April. That said, he was likely behind Sean Maguire and Everett Golson on the QB depth chart for Florida State.