Michigan State University Dumps Football Recruit Charged with Sexual Extortion of Juvenile Girl

Steffan Lamar Johnson

Steffan Lamar Johnson has also lost on a college football career.
“Michigan State football informed Steffan Johnson today he will not be a member of the Spartan program,” a spokesman for Michigan State University told The Detroit News.
The events unfolded after authorities say the dad of a juvenile woman told them Johnson threatened his daughter. The woman resisted the defendant’s advances, and the suspect is alleged to have responded by saying he’d place video of the woman doing a sexual act .
Cops said they spoke to the woman, who maintained that Johnson attempted to kiss her. She said she received a text message containing the threat along with video of herself doing the above action on Johnson.
Both victim and defendant were minors at the time of the video, authorities said.
MSU formerly took a wait-and-see approach to the allegations against Johnson, a cornerback in Florida’s Venice High School.
“Michigan State Athletics is mindful of the issue and monitoring the situation,” a spokesman formerly said.
Johnson declared in November that he’d be committing to MSU.
“Go Green,” he also wrote, and recent tweeted he would be at a clinic that took place Saturday.
Jail records show Johnson was arrested Thursday from the North Port Police Department. He faces one count of extortion or threats and one count of cruelty towards children by directing or promoting a sexual performance by a kid. The documents indicate that the suspect got out of jail the same day he was arrested by posting a $50,000 bond bond.
It’s uncertain if he has an attorney in this issue. Though jail records have a case number to your subject involving Johnson, online Sarasota County, Fla. court documents don’t yet contain any relevant documents.
[Mugshot through Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office]
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