By now you've probably seen the video showing Florida State freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson's recent physical altercation with a young lady at a Tallahassee nightclub that ended with Johnson striking the woman before vacating the premises. The incident resulted in Johnson's indefinite suspension from the FSU football program as well as a charge of misdemeanor battery, and the video went national this evening, when it was shown on ESPN's SportCenter.
Since then, Johnson's attorney, Jose Baez, has issued his first statement addressing the event. It's included here, as first released by Noles247:
"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."