Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson has hired attorney Jose Baez to represent him after he was charged with misdemeanor battery stemming from a bar incident last week.
Baez issued this statement after the video of the bar incident was released.
“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. He is currently participating in community service, and faith-based programs focused on battered women, substance abuse, and the empowerment of children. De'Andre is extremely embarrassed by this situation and would like to express his heartfelt apologies to everyone, including those who were directly affected, Coach Fisher and his team mates, the entire Florida State University community, as well as his family and friends.”
Johnson was indefinitely suspended by Florida State immediately following the incident, and it is unclear what further actions the University will take.