Florida State freshman QB Johnson charged with battery
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson has been charged with misdemeanor battery.
Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman confirmed the charge in email on Tuesday to The Associated Press in an email. Cappleman declined further comment.
The Tallahassee Police Department has issued a warrant for Johnson, who allegedly punched a woman in the face at a Tallahassee nightclub at approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 24.
The quarterback was suspended indefinitely on Thursday by Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher for a violation of athletics department policy.
A Jacksonville native, Johnson was the state’s Mr. Football in 2014 and enrolled early at FSU in January. He completed 8 of 11 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns in FSU’s spring game in April.