The video of Oklahoma football player Joe Mixon punching Amelia Molitor in 2014 has been released by Mixon’s attorney. Warning: the video contains graphic violence.
The Oklahoman’s Ryan Aber interviewed a scout recently who posited that the video could get released by Mixon’s camp if it was going to come out anyways.
The university remains the subject of criticism for not expelling the football player and moving on after the July 25, 2014 incident. Mixon played in 24 of a possible 25 games including the Sooners’ playoff game against Clemson after serving a one year suspension following being charged with misdemeanor assault.
The University of Oklahoma has released the following statement:
“University officials were made aware of the content of the video prior to taking action with respect to Joe Mixon. Based on that information, the university immediately suspended and removed Mr. Mixon from the football team for one year, during which high standards of conduct were expected and maintained. It was made clear to Mr. Mixon at the time of his suspension that violence against women will not go unpunished at the university.
“Coach Stoops has been proactive in presenting training for his team aimed at preventing such behavior in the future. Sensitivity training in the area of violence has been intensified and best practices will continue to be implemented.
“Mr. Mixon has apologized for his actions and the university hopes that it is an indication that he has learned from his mistakes. We are an educational institution where we hope young people will learn from their mistakes and chart a better future course.”