Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon was involved in some legal problems over the weekend and found himself investigated for assaulting a woman on Campus Corner. There was surveillance video of the incident, which took place at a sandwich shop. According to NewsOK on Monday, Mixon’s attorney said that Mixon was the one defending himself in the attack.
The incident happened early on Friday morning when both Mixon and the woman suffered injuries in the incident. According to police reports, the woman went to the police and said that she was punched in the face by Mixon at Pickleman’s restaurant. According to Mixon’s attorney, Kevin Finlay, the woman was intoxicated and both verbally and physically attacked Mixon, and the Sooners football player was simple defending himself from further harm.
The Norman police have not released the video at this time. Furthermore, Mixon and his attorney met with detectives on Monday to discuss the situation. According to Finlay, Mixon was completely cooperative with the investigators over what had happened. Finlay insists that Mixon did nothing wrong and there have been no arrest warrant issued at this time.
Joe Mixon was a huge recruit for the Oklahoma Sooners, a five-star recruit from California who was rated at the best all-purpose running back recruit in the nation. He is expected to step right in and contribute right away for the Sooners. However, this legal situation will have to resolve itself before he steps onto the field as head coach Bob Stoops is notorious as ruling his team with an iron fist when it comes to legal problems.
According to KOCO, the Oklahoma Sooners Athletic Department are investigating the situation internally. The team will likely wait until the Norman police finish their investigation before handing down any punishment of their own. The surveillance video will likely tell most of the story about what happened between Joe Mixon and the girl.