Oklahoma Dealing With Fallout From Mixon Video
NORMAN, Oklahoma - In video released this week, Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon sat stone-faced as he, his mother and police officers watched footage of him knocking out a female student with a punch and breaking her jaw and cheekbone.
The video of Mixon telling his side of the story three days after the July 2014 incident was released by Norman police. His mother, members of his legal team, Detective David Freudiger and Sgt. Gary Schmidt were in the room. The department released the video less than a week after Mixon's attorneys released video showing Mixon punching Oklahoma student Amelia Molitor at a local restaurant.
Mixon entered an Alford plea, acknowledging there was likely enough evidence to convict him of misdemeanor assault while still asserting his innocence. He did not serve jail time and was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
He was suspended by the Sooners for a year after the altercation and has apologized, but many believe more should have been done.
...Stoops counted...on discipline Mixon: "what we came up w discipline wise 2 1/2 yrs ago was significant. Fault me if .... he might have..— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) December 21, 2016
Stoops counted, ...might be wrong 2 1/2 yrs, some thought it was appropriate. Now, and for right reasons, it may not be right reason"— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) December 21, 2016
Stoops: "We expected the video to be released within 2-3 wks, the timeline has not worked well for anyone.— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) December 21, 2016
Stoops. Repeating that 2 1/2 years it may have seemed more the right thing to do than it is today. Says it's positive that things r diff 2da— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) December 21, 2016