Attorney Rejects Plea From Ex-Florida State QB Who Punched Woman In Face, Sends Case To Trial [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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De’Andre Johnson — the former Florida State quarterback who was released by the team after he punched a woman in the face at a bar over the summer — is heading to trial after negotiations in his plea deal broke down on Monday.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, “holdup in Johnson’s plea came after both sides failed to agree on where he would complete a 10-day sheriff’s work program. Johnson also would have pleaded guilty, paid court fees and provided restitution to the victim as part of the deal.”

Jose Baez, Johnson’s attorney, “said in court both sides had a conference call with a Mississippi sheriff, who indicated all requirements State Attorney Willie Meggs wanted Johnson to fulfill in the program would be met,” yet Meggs refused to accept that bargain.

“[Johnson] committed battery here and should complete his punishment here,” he told the Democrat.

As of Monday, Johnson’s trial is set to begin on Dec. 14. He has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Dec. 10. (RELATED: Former FSU QB Says He Punched Woman Because She Called Him A N****r [VIDEO])


[h/t: Tallahassee Democrat]

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