OU's Joe Mixon Releases Apology For 2014 Incident

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 9:20 pm

By: Brett Coppenbarger

OU's Joe Mixon is one of the best running backs in the country, but he's also been known to run when it comes to questions surrounding an altercation in 2014 where he punched a female Oklahoma student inside of a Campus Corner restaurant. While he's remained silent on the topic throughout his career, Mixon finally broke the ice on Tuesday when he released a statement to The Oklahoman regarding the incident. 

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"For the last two years, my lawyers have advised me against speaking publicly about an incident that occurred very shortly after I arrived in Norman," Mixon wrote to The Oklahoman. "Today, I want to say what everyone deserves to hear from me about this matter: I am sorry.

"I apologize to Amelia Molitor and the friends who 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 all those I disappointed or hurt."

The statement comes just a day after an Oklahoma judge dismissed two-thirds of the lawsuit that Moliter filed against Mixon.

"I believe that, over time, I can prove that my past mistakes do not represent who I really am," Mixon wrote. "I promise everyone willing to give me the chance that I will work harder and continue to better myself as an individual and community member. I want to be a role model on and off the field."

Mixon has rushed for 1,084 yards this season to go with 430 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns. 


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