On Saturday Johnson was charged with speeding and eluding by University Heights police. According to the complaint, Johnson pulled out of his driveway on his motorcycle and proceeded to go 60 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone. When police put on the sirens to pull Johnson over, he did not pull over right away but instead kept going before finally pulling over in the driveway of another house.
Johnson said the house belonged to a friend, but that friend was never located.
Now, getting a speeding ticket isn't really that big of a deal, but it was the second run-in Johnson had with police in a 72-hour span. On Thursday night he was cited for keeping a disorderly home while hosting a party at his house.
While neither of the charges is serious, you do have to wonder how Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will want to handle the situation. When he heard of Johnson's disorderly home charge while in Chicago for Big Ten media days on Friday, he was dismissive.
“Firstly, I'd like to learn the facts,” Ferentz told the Cedar Rapids Gazette. “A disorderly house, that's not going to rock the Richter scale, but there will be consequences. He didn't sneeze too, did he? Certainly, I don't condone that.”
Ferentz changed his tune on Sunday, saying in a release that Johnson has been suspended indefinitely.
“I was very disappointed to learn of the situation involving De'Andre Johnson Saturday evening. As a result, De'Andre has been suspended immediately from all team activities.”