Norman Police: investigation continues into incident with OU running back Joe Mixon
By Jay Dillon
The Norman Police Department said the investigation into the incident involving a former top recruit for the University of Oklahoma is ongoing and the district attorney has not yet filed charges.Police say the incident in question happened Friday, July 25, at Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe in Norman. Police said they were called to investigate an assault there just after 2:30 a.m. Norman police say Mixon was an "involved party" in the incident but stopped short of calling him a suspect. Police say Mixon and a 20-year-old female got into an altercation and it turned physical and ended with the woman having injuries to her face.When police arrived, Mixon was not at the scene.A police report filed by Norman officers said the woman was intoxicated and was bleeding from the mouth. On Monday, Mixon's attorney, Kevin Finlay released this statement about the incident: "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. As promised, Joe met with investigators from the Norman Police Department this afternoon. Throughout the meeting, Joe continued to be forthcoming and cooperative with their investigation.We are looking forward to a thorough investigation and are very much looking forward to the truth coming out. As we have always maintained, Joe has done nothing wrong."Police say they're working with all parties involved, including Pickleman's. Police said there is video of the incident but will not release because it is evidence in the investigation.
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