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FSU quarterback De’Andre Johnson suspended for hitting woman

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Another year, another troubled FSU quarterback.

Recruit De’Andre Johnson has been suspended indefinitely from the Seminoles team after reports that he punched a woman in a bar in Tallahassee on Wednesday night.

According to ESPN, Johnson and the woman got into an argument after he said she cut in front of him and an argument ensued. He ended up punching her in the face.

The woman declined comment when reached by ESPN. She was treated by police and security officials but declined further treatment.

Johnson, who enrolled at FSU in January after graduating early from high school, was not thought to be a leading contender for the quarterback position, where the leading candidates to replace the departed Jameis Winston are Notre Dame transfer student Everett Golson and returning Sean McGuire.

“It’s always been said to me that I was a hand-picked guy by head coach Jimbo Fisher, so that’s how it’s always been for me,” Johnson told the Orlando Sentinel this spring.

“You know me, I’m not going to make it easy on anyone I’m competing against. Bring it on. The more the better. That’s what makes it more fun.”

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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