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FSU President Issues Statement About QB De'Andre Johnson

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Jul 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-06 17:45:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday night that De'Andre Johnson was no longer on the team, and FSU President John Thrasher said he fully supports that decision.

Statement from John Thrasher:

"I fully support Coach Fisher’s decisions to immediately suspend and subsequently dismiss De’Andre Johnson from the football team. While it is always important to adhere to due process, having now seen the physical altercation captured on video, there is no question in my mind that Coach Fisher made the correct decisions. I expect all students at Florida State University, including student-athletes, to adhere to the highest level of conduct. I have no tolerance for the kind of behavior exhibited in this case. 

Florida State University was forged from an outstanding college for women and has a long tradition of being a caring community that demands students be treated with dignity and respect. All students must know their university will do everything it can to ensure a safe, healthy and positive environment in which they can learn and enjoy their college experience.  As president, I am committed to maintaining such an environment at FSU."