Updated 02:27 AM EST, Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Florida State QB De'Andre Johnson Punches Woman in the Face! [Watch]

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Florida State Seminoles quarterback De'Andre Johnson was dismissed from the team Monday night after a video of him punching a woman inside a bar last month surfaced.

In an announcement, coach Jimbo Fisher said the team is dismissing the freshman player after the video was released by the state attorney's office, ESPN said. This move came after his indefinite suspension last June immediately after the bar incident.

CNN said the video taken from the security cameras of the bar showed the 19-year old Johnson arguing with a woman near the counter of the bar.

"In the next frame, she raises a fist. He grabs her arm. She attempts to hit him. He punches her in the face," the same report added referring to the incident which happened last June 24 at Yianni's nightclub in Tallahassee, Florida.

According to CNN, the victim sustained bruises under her left eye, swelling on the left cheek and upper lip, and a cut near the bridge of her nose.

Citing court documents, the same report said that the intention of the woman in raising her arm was to defend herself and attempted to strike at him for the quarterback to release his grip.

It was added in the ESPN report that Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery for striking the 21-year-old woman. He surrendered to the Tallahassee police six days after the incident then was later on released on a $500 bond.

"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," explained Johnson's lawyer Jose Baez. "He is currently participating in community service, and faith-based programs focused on battered women, substance abuse, and the empowerment of children."

He added that his client is "extremely embarrassed" with what happened and that he wanted to apologize to everyone.

NBC Sports reported that local police were criticized after they revealedd the name of the victim but redacted Johnson's from the publicly-released police report.

"[W]e had to release the victim's name because she did not fall into an exemption, and we're not allowed to just take their names out. And we had to - we had - to redact the suspect's name in the case because it's an ongoing investigation," said Tallahassee Police Department spokesperson David Northway.

With the release of the graphic video of Johnson's action, his future NFL career could be jeopardized. The National Football League does not tolerate this kind of violence among their players.

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