Surveillance videos have surfaced that show Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a female student several years ago, an incident that led to his suspension at the time.
You can watch the video above. Be aware it shows the actual moment of violence.
The 2014 video shows Mixon punching Amelia Molitor. According to ESPN, Molitor suffered four fractured face bones after being punched at a sandwich shop near the campus. ESPN says Mixon, who was charged with a crime for the incident, was suspended for the 2014 season as a result.
The video shows the woman strike Mixon first, and he then responds by punching her. The woman then falls to the ground. She later gets up but appears to be shaky. Mixon’s attorney released the video, said News/OK.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court had ordered the video’s release after a lawsuit by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, according to ESPN. NewsOK said Mixon’s attorney wrote in a letter, “Mr. Mixon asked us to once again say he is sorry for the way he reacted that night. He has apologized publicly to Ms. Molitor, her friends, his family, teammates and the University. He hopes that his voluntary release of these recordings will help put this matter to rest.”
SBNation said that the charge ended with a plea in which Mixon acknowledged prosecutors had enough to convict him while not admitting guilt. The site said Molitor also sued Mixon. Mixon has alleged in court documents that “Molitor ‘and/or’ members of her party use racial slurs in referring to him” and that she attacked him first. According to NewsOK, she responded that she was trying to end a heated discussion he allegedly initiated.
The university released a statement after the video’s release.
Mixon has long since returned to the playing field.