Video: Florida State Quarterback Punches Woman In The Face After She Punches Him

Video: Florida State Quarterback Punches Woman In The Face After She Punches Him

Having not been there, I can’t say for sure what happened. But after viewing the video, this is what I got out of it. Johnson rudely shoved in next to the woman. The woman appears to me to be inebriated to the gills. She shoved him to the side and then punched Johnson. He then really punched her, drawing blood. As far as I’m concerned, they should BOTH be charged. But, instead, they are only going after Johnson and treating the woman as some chaste victim here. Typical politically correct response. Now, he hit her far harder than she hit him and Johnson should not be excused. He was rude and should have seen she was drunk, instead of grappling with her and then decking her. He really nailed her as well. So, yeah… charge him and discipline him on the team. But this woman should also be brought up on charges. What’s good for the gander is good for the female drunk as well.

Bar Fight

From Tallahassee Democrat:

The State Attorney’s Office released surveillance video today of Florida State University quarterback De’Andre Johnson punching a woman at a bar last month.

State Attorney Willie Meggs said he decided to charge Johnson, 19, with misdemeanor battery after viewing the footage from the West Tennessee Street bar Yiannis on June 24.

[…]

Florida State University freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson turned himself in at the Leon County Jail on June 30 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Johnson, 19, is being charged with misdemeanor battery. He was released from the Leon County Jail on $500 bond Thursday.

The State Attorney’s Office in Tallahassee issued an arrest warrant for Johnson Tuesday. Johnson, 19, is accused of punching a woman in the face at a West Tennessee bar during an argument on the night of June 24, according to court documents.

The incident occurred while the woman was waiting in line for a drink at Yianni’s nightclub and felt Johnson push past her aggressively, court records say.

When she addressed him at the bar, she raised her arm to defend herself, and he grabbed her arm and began pushing her. She raised her knee into his midsection to push him away and attempted to punch him, court records say, before Johnson punched her on the left side of her face.

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

Johnson left the bar after the incident and the woman remained.

State Attorney Willie Meggs, who will prosecute the case, said the woman still had the black eye when she met with prosecutors Tuesday.

He said he reached the decision to charge Johnson after reviewing surveillance video from the bar.

The woman is moving forward with battery charges.

“She’s a good witness and she wants to testify,” Meggs said. “She’s a little nervous about it.”

Tuesday, Johnson retained well-known criminal defense attorney Jose Baez, who said in a news release he “would investigate the accusations against Johnson thoroughly.”

[…]

Johnson was identified after being named by witnesses at the scene and was confirmed through video evidence. He was suspended indefinitely from the football team last week for a violation of “athletic department policy,” the school announced in a statement Thursday.

A full probable cause affidavit naming Johnson was released Tuesday. Last week in a heavily redacted report of the incident, Johnson’s name did not appear, but the suspect’s race, sex and estimated age of 22 or 23 years old were made available.

The victim’s name and contact information, however, appeared in the report — leading to much dismay and criticism of the Tallahassee Police Department on Friday.

“We are treating this case like we treat all other cases,” TPD spokesman David Northway said in a phone interview with the Tallahassee Democrat on Friday.

[…]

According to FSU’s athletics policy, if a student-athlete is being charged with a misdemeanor or felony, or convicted of a misdemeanor offense, the department would make a decision on discipline on a case-by-case basis.

Athletes convicted of a felony are expelled from the school, per the policy.

A full probable cause affidavit naming Johnson was released Tuesday. Last week in a heavily redacted report of the incident, Johnson’s name did not show up, but the suspect’s race, sex and estimated age of 22 or 23 years old were made available.

I don’t see how they can say the woman is a ‘good witness.’ She’s looks like she is all but falling over to me. And the bias here is palpable. A man should never hit a woman, unless he is seriously threatened, which Johnson wasn’t here. But if you can’t see that there was fault on both sides after viewing this video, you need glasses and a brain transplant. The fact that Johnson just left the bar as well is appalling. However, he did turn himself in, but that was after a warrant was issued. No sympathy for Johnson here, but no sympathy for the blonde either.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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