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Police probe into OU’s Mixon ongoing, will extend into next week

Joe Mixon

For those hoping this week would serve as a resolution to the Joe Mixon off-field situation, you’ll be sorely disappointed.

Last week at this time it was being reported that a police investigation into the incident involving the highly-touted 2014 signee was expected to continue into next week, with an intimation that perhaps it could extend even further.

That intimation, as it turns out, was very, very prescient.

OU said in a statement released July 30 that “Mixon is not reporting for team activities at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation.” The running back has yet to participate in summer camp with the erst of his new Sooner teammates.

Late last month it was reported that Mixon was involved in an altercation at a cafe just outside of campus. It was alleged that Mixon punched a 20-year-old woman in the face, breaking four bones.

In a statement released by his attorney a couple of days after the incident surfaced publicly. it was claimed that Mixon was merely acting in self-defense.

“This past Friday morning Joe Mixon found himself in a situation where he was subjected to both verbal and physical attacks from a very intoxicated and troubled young woman. As a result of these physical attacks, Joe instinctually defended himself against further harm.”

The release ended by stating “[a]s we have always maintained, Joe has done nothing wrong.”

Mixon was a five-star member of the Sooners’ 2014 recruiting class, rated as the No. 1 running back in the country and the No. 8 player at any position in the country.  He was the highest-rated member of an OU class that was ranked 15th in the country.

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5 Responses to “Police probe into OU’s Mixon ongoing, will extend into next week”
  1. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 8, 2014 11:53 AM

    I’m sure if the police try to do anything Stoops will go to bat for him like they did DGB. “He’s a good boy and only wants to get an education.” Haha…what a joke college football has become. It’s disgusting.

  2. jimmy53 says: Aug 8, 2014 12:27 PM

    There’s video—I understand dotting I’s and crossing T ‘s, but this seems excessive. Figure it out NPD…

  3. fdsooner says: Aug 8, 2014 3:25 PM

    Joe Mixon

  4. paraman25 says: Aug 8, 2014 5:07 PM

    Talk about dragging this out. I don’t understand why this is taking so long. I guess it is good for him, because the longer it take the less guilty he looks.

  5. paraman25 says: Aug 9, 2014 1:43 PM

    There was a picture of him at the OU stadium training. Not suited up, but I also heard that he has been fitted for his uniform…..So hopefully this is winding down……

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