Florida star Keyontae Johnson formally accused of sexual battery

Editor’s note: This story contains accounts of sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or at https://www.rainn.org

Former Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson, who garnered national headlines after collapsing in a basketball game in December of 2020, has been formally accused of felony sexual battery, according to records found within the Alachua County Circuit Court Docket on Friday.

The investigation into Johnson was first reported by T.J. Legacy-Cole of WUFT.  This is a first-degree felony charge of sexual battery, which carries a punishment of up to 30 years in prison. 

Per Legacy-Cole, Gainesville Police have been investigating Johnson for a month. The police listened to a phone call between Johnson and his accuser in which Johnson acknowledged having unprotected sex with her after she was intoxicated. He also said he had asked for her consent during the encounter, which reportedly occurred on February 26.