Punch video ends college quarterback's run
Another video of an American football player hitting a woman was made public Monday, with a teen collegian`s actions reviving memories of an incident with a professional player from a year ago.
The Florida State Attorney`s office released a surveillance video of DeAndre Jordan, a 19-year-old freshman quarterback at US college powerhouse Florida State University, punching a woman in the face at a crowded bar in a June 24 incident.
Within hours, the school`s coach, Jimbo Fisher, announced that Jordan had been dismissed from the team. He had been suspended indefinitely last month under school policy.
Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery last Tuesday and released after turning himself in to police. Officials say they charged him after seeing the video and talking with the woman struck, who had a black eye and bruised lip and face.
It`s not the first trouble for Florida State, whose former star quarterback Jameis Winston was the first pick in this year`s NFL Draft by Tampa Bay after a college career that saw him lead the Seminoles to an unbeaten national championship season in 2013.
Winston faced a sex assault allegation and a gun complaint, but neither led to charges filed. He was issued a citation for shoplifting from a grocery store.
The video punch harkened to last year`s incident involving Ray Rice, then an NFL rusher for the Baltimore Ravens.
An elevator surveillance video of him striking his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino was made public and led to a suspension that was eventually overturned. Rice is still looking for a team that will hire him after sitting out last season.