Former FSU QB Johnson provoked into nike presto hitting woman
According to NBC News, Johnson's attorney, Jose Baez, said his client was provoked in the incident, which took place last month at a Tallahassee night club. Baez said Johnson accidentally made contact with the woman, who "kneed him in the groin area" and took a swing at him before Johnson punched her.
Baez said witnesses heard the woman, who is white, direct a racial slur at Johnson, who is black. Johnson, 19, was charged with misdemeanor battery.
Coach Jimbo Fisher dismissed Johnson from the team immediately Monday after the security camera video surfaced. Johnson had been suspended from the team after the charges were filed.
An incident report released by the Tallahassee Police Department said the woman, an FSU student, had bruising under her left eye, swelling to her left cheek and upper lip, and a small cut on her nose.
Baez said his client "makes no excuses for what happened" and is volunteering at a battered women's shelter.
Duke: Linebacker Kelby Brown's career is over after he tore a knee ligament, the school said. The senior tore his left anterior cruciate ligament last week the same injury that kept him out for the 2014 season. He is scheduled for his fourth knee surgery since 2010. Brown would have been a sixth year senior after receiving an extra year from the NCAA. He had surgeries on his right knee in 2010 and again two years later, missing the 2012 season. Brown missed last season after tearing his left ACL in preseason practice. Brown, who will be a student assistant with the team this season, was named first team all ACC in 2013 the only season he played since 2011.
Michigan: Interim athletic director Jim Hackett confirmed that the school's 10 year agreement with Nike, signed this week, will be the largest in the nation. nike x pigalle He did not announce specifics; the largest reported deal is Notre Dame's 10 year, $90 million agreement.
Basketball: Former Texas A point guard Avery Johnson Jr. will play for his father at Alabama. First year Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson said that his son is switching SEC schools. The younger Johnson has three years of eligibility left and will sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules. The Alabama coach says he is "thrilled as both a coach and a father" to have the guard join the program, praising his son's character and skills. Johnson played 13 games as a freshman at Texas A He averaged 4.3 minutes and 1.4 points a game, including a 10 point debut in the opener against Northwestern State. Memphis 6 foot 9 forward Austin Nichols is looking to transfer. Mark Nichols said "it doesn't look like" his son will be back, though he added the school has denied his request "at this point." In a nike 9 inch shorts statement, Tigers coach Josh Pastner said Nichols missed a team workout and that the matter would be handled internally. Nichols, born in Memphis, averaged a team high 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds this past season despite missing five games with two separate injuries to his right ankle. He also had a team high 3.4 blocks per game.