Joe Mixon isn’t leaving the University of Oklahoma.
Mixon was suspended from all football activities for a year Monday after the Cleveland County (Oklahoma) District Attorney’s office charged him with one misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury.
The running back maintains his innocence in the matter, and the automatic question asked was whether or not he would remain at the school after its decision.
Mixon emphatically answered the question via twitter.
— ⚡PRIMETIME!!!JULY24⚡ (@Joe_MainMixon) August 22, 2014
As part of the suspension, Mixon will not be allowed to participate in team activities and he will be excluded from the team’s roster. But Mixon can remain a student at the university and eligible for financial aid under the “appropriate conditions.”
Mixon’s presence would have been a boost to this year’s backfield. The Sooners, however, are not devoid of talent at running back. Sophomores Keith Ford and Alex Ross will be relied upon this fall, and Mixon will join the team’s stable of running backs in 2015.