Judge dismisses dance-off case against Longwood's Shaq Johnson

Tuesday October 28th, 2014

It turns out Longwood University guard Shaquille Johnson actually didn't make all the wrong moves during his part in what witnesses describe as a violent, post-dance off altercation in August, according to Ben Miraski of Mid-Major Madness.  

Johnson, a junior guard who started his career at Auburn, turned himself in to authorities in September after being charged with malicious wounding, which is a felony offense. It was thought at the time that Johnson participated in a dance off at a party, lost the dance off, and then knocked several teeth out of the mouth of his dance adversary, a student at a nearby school. 

The prosecution, however, has decided to drop the case after a new throng of witnesses emerged defending Johnson's role in the incident and offering a game changer: there was actually no dance off at all. It is still unclear how a student from Hampden-Sydney College got his or her teeth knocked out. 

Mid-Major Madness reports Johnson was not suspended from the Longwood team, and was permitted to practice - basketball, not dancing. 

- Will Green

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