Florida State Football's Two-Tiered Justice System

Two athletes allegedly hit women. Why does only the lesser player get kicked off the team?

Where will he end up?

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Florida State University's bizarre brand of justice is back on display.

The school is in damage-control mode after separate reports that two of its football players punched women. Freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson was dismissed from the program after a video showed him striking a woman in the face at a bar on June 24. Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery and has retained attorney Jose Baez to take his case. Baez -- the guy who successfully defended Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted on charges of murdering her 2-year-old daughter -- says the woman provoked Johnson with "racial epithets" and a kick to the groin.

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