Alleged Assault Victim Speaks Out Against OU Football Player

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 12:13 am
By: News 9

OU freshman running back Joe Mixon is accused of assaulting a woman on Campus Corner.

Norman police are investigating but have not arrested Mixon.

The woman told News 9 she has several broken bones in her face.

The alleged victim of the assault, who asked not to be identified, got pretty emotional during a phone interview with News 9’s Evan Anderson.

She says she was knocked out to the point of unconsciousness, and admits she doesn't remember everything that lead to her assault.

“He hit me so hard that I don’t remember anything from walking in the door,” said the victim, a junior at OU.

It was around 2:30 a.m. Friday when the victim says she and a group of her friends stopped by Pickleman's Café on Campus Corner. That's when she says a group of guys, which included freshman five-star running back Joe Mixon, began harassing them outside.

“Really, like harassing me and my friends, who happened to be homosexual,” she said. "They were calling them ***** and being rude."

“Just being very vulgar and just, they were very intoxicated,” witness Dannen Wright recalled.

“That’s why I went inside,” she said.

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What happens next is what had everyone inside the restaurant in shock, and the victim's friend, Wright, says he saw everything.

“He started talking to her again, and he started being very confrontational, and he was being rude again. She said, 'Don’t talk to me like that,' and then she turned away and looked at the table,” said Wright. “And that was when he just punched her in the face.”

“My jaw bone, my cheek bone, my sinus and my eye socket are broken,” the victim said.

She says she's been told two different versions of the story, because she doesn't remember all the details.

“One is that he just hit me, and one is that I slapped him because he said some things offensive, and then he punched me,” she said.

In a statement, the OU Athletics Department says, "We are aware of the matter and it is under internal review."

The victim says she plans to press charges against Mixon and possibly even file suit.

“My jaw is completely crooked, and I do have like loose teeth,” she said. “I can’t open my mouth at all. I don’t know. I don’t know why.”

News 9 asked the alleged victim for a picture of her injuries, but she didn't want to because they show too much of her face.

News 9 also talked with Joe Mixon's attorney, Kevin Finlay. He says Mixon has been cooperating with the investigation and is looking forward to the truth coming out.