Sports Briefs

Published 2:02 am Friday, June 26, 2015

Seminoles frosh

QB suspended

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson has been suspended indefinitely from the team.

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Coach Jimbo Fisher announced Johnson’s suspension Thursday for a violation of athletic department policy. The school released no details on what led to the suspension.

Other media outlets are reporting an altercation involving Johnson on Wednesday night at a Tallahassee bar.

A call placed to the Tallahassee Police Department by The Associated Press wasn’t immediately returned.

Johnson led Jacksonville’s First Coast High School to a 12-1 season last year and the Class 8A regional final. He graduated and enrolled early at Florida State, where he played in the Seminoles’ spring game.


Sapp charged with abusing girlfriend

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas have charged NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp with biting his girlfriend, throwing her to the ground and stepping on her head in an April incident that began at the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada.

The criminal complaint filed Thursday in Las Vegas Justice Court charges Sapp with three domestic battery misdemeanors that carry up to 18 months in jail if he’s convicted.

A police report says the fight started when Sapp allegedly threw a margarita in his girlfriend’s face at the resort’s pool, and it continued during the drive home and at the woman’s Las Vegas condo.

Sapp could not be immediately reached for comment, and it isn’t clear if he’s represented by an attorney.

He is due in court July 23.


Judge properly

dismissed lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge properly dismissed a lawsuit alleging Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun libeled a former friend who helped him fight allegations he abused steroids, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

The 1st District Court of Appeals agreed that Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Van Grunsven properly exercised his discretion when he tossed out Ralph Sasson’s lawsuit last summer, noting that Sasson never produced any evidence that Braun made disparaging remarks about him in writing and that Sasson violated an order to keep discovery materials secret.

Court documents indicate Sasson represented himself in the case. He didn’t immediately respond to voicemail or email messages seeking comment Thursday.