July 18, 2013
"We hold our student-athletes to a high standard at Auburn University in the way that they conduct themselves off the court," head coach Tony Barbee said. "I am very disappointed in Shaq's choices and actions, and they won't be tolerated. This decision is not one that I take lightly, but it is in the best interest of both the program and the student-athlete."
Johnson played in all 32 games in 2012-13, starting 21. He averaged 18.1 minutes per contest and scored 6.2 points per game in SEC play.