Former University football cornerback Nate Johnson domestic violence trial postponed

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:20pm

In an Ann Arbor courtroom Wednesday morning, former University of Michigan football player Nate Johnson’s pretrial hearing for a domestic violence case was postponed for two weeks, according to the Detroit Free Press. Johnson will return to court Nov. 8.

In the Free Press article, Johnson was described as standing silently before Ann Arbor 15th District Court judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines as his attorney, Douglas Lewis, asked for a new trial date. The attorney cited the necessity for further conversations with his client about what his legal options are in the case as justification for pretrial postponement.

This is the second date change in Johnson’s case after Lewis replaced Johnson’s former attorney, resulting in Wednesday’s appearance after the original Oct. 11 hearing at which Johnson pleaded not guilty.

Johnson was arrested last month by the University's Division of Public Safety and Security on domestic violence charges. DPSS spokeswoman Diane Brown said a female student was found outside South Quad Residence Hall and named Johnson as her attacker. Johnson was subsequently removed from the University football team and released from police custody on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.