Law Forum : Watch FSU QB De'Andre Johnson punch woman in face at bar

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  1. KMeister

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    Talk about a reckless move that is a life-changer!

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    Johnson has been charged with misdemeanor battery and has been kicked off the FSU football team. From what I've read online, Florida law allows a person to defend himself but only with the force necessary to repel an attacker. A man hitting a woman who pushed or tapped him is just not going to garner much sympathy.

    Watch FSU QB De'Andre Johnson punch woman in face at bar

    http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/07/watch_video_of_fsu_qb_deandre.html

    Surveillance footage of Florida State freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson punching a female student in the face at a bar last month was released by the State Attorney's Office in Tallahassee, Florida on Monday.

    Johnson, 19, faces a misdemeanor battery charge for the incident and is currently suspended from the football team indefinitely.

    In the video above, Johnson enters the bottom of the screen in the center and is seen wearing a hat. The 21-year-old female FSU student swings on the quarterback, who responds with a punch of his own.


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    He has apologized. I wonder if he'll get a second chance to play football somewhere?

    De'Andre Johnson breaks his silence on ABC's GMA

    http://www.tallahassee.com/story/sp...s-silence-abcs-good-morning-america/30125787/

    Breaking his silence, former Florida State freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson expressed remorse and regret in an interview that aired Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America for his role in an incident at a Tallahassee bar.

    Johnson, who was dismissed from the FSU football team on July 6 after video of him punching a woman was published, says he should have removed himself from the situation and declined to comment on whether he was drinking while at the bar on June 24.
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    It's unfortunate.
    She should've kept her hands to herself.
    Given the climate at fsu with the winston
    issue, if for no reason other than pr, he
    had to go.

    I think he will find himself on a college
    team, because this is a really good athlete.

    I saw him in the their spring game and remember
    watching him in on of those high-school all-american
    games.

    I think he'll be okay....
     
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    What about the misdemeanor battery charge. Should he just plead guilty and take his medicine?
     
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    He should counter-sue.
     
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    You said it , I bet that savage white girl won't swing her fist recklessly any more!
     
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    no he should take it to trial, he has a good self defense case. There is no "medicine" that he needs, she hit him,he hit her back in defense....which is legal.
     
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    The apology was a bad move.
     
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    I'm not sure a self-defense claim would be effective in this case. That video is pretty damning. Johnson is underage and perhaps shouldn't have been in that bar in the first place. If he goes before a jury or a judge and that video is shown I bet he would be found guilty--especially if there are women on the jury.
     
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    Not a chance. To be successful in a civil action one has to show injury or damages. Johnson wasn't hurt. Also, the law isn't very generous to plaintiffs with what it calls "unclean hands." Also, I believe the term "counter-sue" doesn't apply in this case because he isn't being sued by anyone--at least not yet. He's being charged with a crime.
     
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