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Oklahoma suspends five-star RB Joe Mixon for season

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The Oklahoma Sooners will be without the services of five-star running back recruit Joe Mixon this season.

The university released a statement Monday which detailed a year-long suspension for Mixon.

“Today President David Boren accepted the recommendation of the Director of Athletics and the Head Football Coach to suspend Joe Mixon from the football team for the entire season. He will be excluded from all team activities, including being removed from the team roster. With appropriate conditions, he will be permitted to continue as a student, eligible for financial aid.”

Vice President for Athletics Joe Castiglione and head coach Bob Stoops said, “As the university has demonstrated in the past, we are committed to winning the right way. As an example to others, OU sets the highest possible standards for its student athletes, coaches and staff.”

The school decided to suspend Mixon after the Cleveland County (Oklahoma) District Attorney’s office charged him with one misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury Friday. The misdemeanor stemmed from  a July 25th confrontation with a female defendant, who accused Mixon of punching her in the face and allegedly caused four broken bones.

Oklahoma’s decision to suspend Mixon for the season is odd. The program hasn’t been consistent in how it deals with punishment in recent weeks.

Star linebacker Frank Shannon was also suspended for the season after an internal investigation from the school into an alleged sexual assault. Yet, Shannon continued to practice with the team last week after the school made its decision. Meanwhile, the Sooners filed an appeal on behalf of wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham last week to play this season despite being kicked off Missouri’s football team after he was accused of pushing a woman down a flight of stairs.

Mixon, who maintains his innocence in the matter, will be excluded from all team activities. One has to wonder if he’ll remain at the University of Oklahoma.

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13 Responses to “Oklahoma suspends five-star RB Joe Mixon for season”
  1. goodfieldnohit says: Aug 18, 2014 5:25 PM

    I fully expect Stoops to petition the NCAA next year to restore an additional TWO years to Mixon, due to medical conditions.

    Just call it the Dvoracek Plan.

  2. mikefoxtrottango says: Aug 18, 2014 5:30 PM

    Keep going OU…

    Still a lot of turds on that roster.

  3. longborer69 says: Aug 18, 2014 5:33 PM

    It really does seem bizarre the difference between Mixon and DGB.

  4. ancientcougar says: Aug 18, 2014 5:39 PM

    Did you know that Ohio means good morning in Japanese?

  5. sfsugator says: Aug 18, 2014 5:48 PM

    I’ll say it again should have stayed in California.

  6. ducksk says: Aug 18, 2014 6:28 PM

    There needs to be 1 central investigative/justice doling branch of the NCAA. Leaving it all in the hands of the school is asinine. It’s all a mockery.

  7. seanb20124 says: Aug 18, 2014 6:33 PM

    So he is red shirting this season?

  8. teedraper says: Aug 18, 2014 6:33 PM

    Transfer kid! GTFOOH Norman, OK right now!

    This is a town where you can berated by racists pieces of crap, defend yourself & then get suspended by the local university that has a serious racist past.

    It’s time for black kids to start going back go HBCU’s.

  9. jackvcr says: Aug 18, 2014 7:13 PM

    teedraper, are you like the black tea party or something? You’re a moron.

    Mixon a 5 star? What a joke. You want to see a five star, take a look at Oregon’s Thomas Tyner or OSU’s Braxton Miller: polite, articulate, well mannered, goes to class, stays out of trouble & absolute studs on the football field. But then those things would probably have idiots like teedraper calling them an Uncle Tom.

  10. mogogo1 says: Aug 18, 2014 7:24 PM

    “There needs to be 1 central investigative/justice doling branch of the NCAA. Leaving it all in the hands of the school is asinine. It’s all a mockery.”
    ________________

    I have no confidence it’d be any less a mockery if the NCAA was in charge. After the debacle of the last investigation into Miami, nobody would trust that any evidence the NCAA had was legit. And now that the power conferences can have their own rules, any bets that the Mixons of the world would be back in two games while the same behavior would be a lifetime ban if the guy was playing for Nowhere State?

  11. bayousooner90 says: Aug 18, 2014 8:34 PM

    Do some research Shannon is only practicing because he appealed suspension and the NCAA says he has to be allowed to participate during appeal.
    The school is taking it to the State Supreme Court to be able to enforce suspension.

  12. scbaby2013 says: Aug 18, 2014 8:55 PM

    @mogogo1 I totally agree

  13. teedraper says: Aug 19, 2014 1:22 PM

    jackvcr,

    What a FLUFFER you are. Mixon are all those things & so are most black people until you call them a racial slur you village idiot.

    Get a life & visit the wizard to get a brain you special needs retard. People like you are what’s wrong with the world.

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