OU's Mixon issues apology
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Just one day after an Oklahoma court dismissed portions of a suit against Joe Mixon, the OU running back has released an apology statement in regards to the incident that occurred in July 2014.
In a statement released to The Oklahoman, Mixon said, "I apologize to Amelia Molitor and the friends that were with her that night. I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the University of Oklahoma, and its fans. I apologize to my family and friends. I realize I let a lot of people down. I apologize to those I disappointed or hurt."
The United States District Court of the Western District of Oklahoma dropped claims of negligence and willful and wanton conduct against Mixon in the July 2014 incident.
A video of the assault was played for the media showing Mixon walking up to a young woman and her friend at the restaurant in the early morning hours of July 25 2014. The video shows the woman slightly push Mixon and eventually shows him punching her in the face. The woman was knocked down and had several injuries to her face.
Mixon was suspended from the team after the charge and rejoined the team in 2015 during their run to the College Football Playoff.
Mixon's statement goes on to say, "I want to focus on being my best teammate, student, and member of my community."