Former NFL defensive lineman has some idea as to what Florida State Seminoles’ quarterback Jameis Winston is going through.
When Johnson played for Florida State, he was charged with sexual battery. Johnson proclaimed his innocence throughout the process, but went to trail anyway. He was found not guilty by an all female jury within 30 minutes.
Now Johnson is worried state attorney Willie Meggs could do the same to Winston.
“He (Meggs) had all the evidence in the world not to go to trial, and I still went to trial,” Johnson told Ira Schoffel of the Tallahassee Democrat.
According to Schoffel, “Johnson said there was a widespread perception in the Florida State athletic department that Meggs was tougher on football players than the general public, and he believed that played a role in his case going to trial.”
At Florida State, if you are charged with a felony, you are immediately ineligible to play.
Of course, Winston has yet to be charged with a crime and the details of his case seem pretty foggy.
“Right now, Jameis is as cool as the other side of the pillow,” Johnson said. “But on the inside, I know that it’s killing him. The longer it goes on, the more it’s going to wear on him.”