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UPDATE: Norman DA’s office charges Joe Mixon with misdemeanor

Joe Mixon

Thursday it was reported that the Norman Police Department was set to hand off the results of an investigation involving Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon by the end of the week.

As it’s Friday, and the end of the week, that timeline has come to fruition.

According to multiple media outlets, the NPD has turned over all of the relevant information to the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office.  It will now by up to DA Greg Mashburn to decide whether charges will be filed against Mixon.

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.”

The investigation into the alleged incident has dragged on for more than two weeks.

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.

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.

UPDATE (4:45 p.m.):  The Norman District Attorney”s office charged Mixon with one misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury, according to The Oklahoman.

As the Sooners prepare for the season, the team and coaching staff should do so with the expectations Mixon will not be in the lineup at any point this fall.

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10 Responses to “UPDATE: Norman DA’s office charges Joe Mixon with misdemeanor”
  1. mikefoxtrottango says: Aug 15, 2014 4:23 PM

    A misdemeanor, huh? They’re going to find a way to let this woman beater play aren’t they?

    Shannon
    DGB
    Mixon

    All assaulters of women and each will find a way to play this season.

    Trash program. Trash state.

  2. mikefoxtrottango says: Aug 15, 2014 4:57 PM

    So he called the victim’s friend a “dyke”, huh? (Or some variation of the term)

    Nice manners.

    Trash program. Trash state.

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2014 5:14 PM

    After reading the affidavit, I agree with this charge.

    He used a homophobic slur which caused the verbal altercation with her. She pushed him, he lunged at her at which point she slapped him across the face. Then he punched her with a closed fist fracturing her jaw, cheek, nose, and sinus. Also knocked her unconscious. He then fled the scene.

    Though she struck him first, after reading the affidavit, I agree with this ruling. A felony would be hard to stomach here as she did strike first, but him walking scot free also doesn’t feel right either.

    Either way, he looks as though he needs some anger management counseling and the 1 game suspension that is surely coming against OOC powerhouse LA Tech is not near enough for this act.

    He called a girl a dyke and then KOd her when she reacted….

  4. mauldawg says: Aug 15, 2014 5:19 PM

    Did you expect anything different. Young boys like this will never grow up. It wont be long before this scum bag is in prison. Thugs like him never change.

  5. anc713 says: Aug 15, 2014 5:23 PM

    Wonder what the outcome would be if this was the backup long snapper? Maybe Stoops should worry more about his players and less about Texas A&M’s schedule.

  6. ducksk says: Aug 15, 2014 6:08 PM

    PUNK

  7. tipstopten says: Aug 15, 2014 7:03 PM

    If he played for the complainers team I bet they would be saying something different.

  8. usmcbronzestar says: Aug 16, 2014 11:21 AM

    He should be held to a higher standard. Someone that has the world before can expect to be challenged by every Tom, Dick, and Harry. Hopefully this will be a life lesson for him!

  9. 1sportschica says: Aug 16, 2014 2:32 PM

    Just do what the big boys in the NFL do (ie Ray Rice)–put him in a diversion program, suspend him 2 games, and he should be good to go. That there is not zero tolerance for domestic violence is beyond belief.

  10. sallust99 says: Aug 16, 2014 6:13 PM

    Hey mike fox tango – nice geranilzation about people and a state. Must be jealous of the Sooners longevity of success.

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