The Florida State university Seminoles football team has decided to dismiss freshman QB De’Andre Johnson after he got into a bar altercation in Tallahassee, FL.
The quarterback was one of several quarterbacks competing for a chance to be QB Jameis Wisnton’s replacement, that includes Notre Dame transfer QB Everett Golson. Johnson’s chances to start for the Seminoles in his freshmen year were bleak with Golson’s experience around, but after punching a woman in a bar in Tallahassee, Johnson basically gave up his chances. Specially when it is all caught on camera like it was in this video.
FSU president John Thrasher issued a statement following Johnson’s dismissal
I fully support Coach Fisher’s decisions to immediately suspend and subsequently dismiss De’Andre Johnson from the football team. While it is always important to adhere to due process, having now seen the physical altercation captured on video, there is no question in my mind that Coach Fisher made the correct decisions. I expect all students at Florida State University, including student-athletes, to adhere to the highest level of conduct. I have no tolerance for the kind of behavior exhibited in this case.
Florida State University was forged from an outstanding college for women and has a long tradition of being a caring community that demands students be treated with dignity and respect. All students must know their university will do everything it can to ensure a safe, healthy and positive environment in which they can learn and enjoy their college experience. As president, I am committed to maintaining such an environment at FSU
The Seminoles quarterback competition gets a lot less complicated now that one competitor has been removed. Everett Golson should take this opportunity to separate himself from the rest of the pack with his experience, maturity, and talent. Coach Fisher certainly has to love that he won’t have to deal with another trouble maker this time around, FSU might have dodged a big one.