The attorney for OU freshman running back Joe Mixon released at statement regarding the alleged aggravated assault at a Norman sandwich shop early Friday morning.
According to the Norman Police Department, emergency crews responded to a report of aggravated assault around 2:40 a.m. Friday at Pickleman’s Gourmet Café, 759 Asp Avenue.
Mixon was not arrested for the crime while police conducted their investigation, but on Monday he met with investigators to share his side of the story.
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Attorney Kevin Finlay released the following statement in regards to the situation:
“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.”
Mixon was a five-star recruit and considered the best running back in the country by Rivals.com. As a senior at Freedom High School in Oakley, Calif., Mixon rushed for 1,704 yards and 23 touchdowns.
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