Norman, Okla., police arranged a viewing of surveillance tape of an incident involving suspended Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon Thursday morning.
Mixon, who has pled not guilty to misdemeanor assault, is accused of hitting a female student, Amelia Rae Molitor, in the face at a restaurant July 21.
Per the police affadavit after the incident, Molitor had "a fractured jaw, fractured cheek bone, fractured sinus, and fractured orbit which caused a hematoma on the left eye" after Mixon punched her. According to Mixon's attorney, he was acting in self-defense.
The staff of Sooner Scoop were at the viewing of the surveillance tape, which does not have audio. The incident was allegedly started by the usage of a homosexual slur by Mixon towards one of Molitor's friends.
The incident happened at approximately 2:40 a.m.
From Sooner Scoop's Eddie Radesovich:
Mixon begins to walk away and appears to say something to the male as he starts his exit out of frame. This is when Molitor initiates the physical contact with a two handed push. Mixon barely budges, clinching both fists by his side Mixon now flinches/lunges at her. This is when Molitor strikes Mixon with an open hand across the left side of his neck.
Neither the push or the slap are significant in the least bit. What made the viewing even more uncomfortable- perhaps more than I expected- is the difference in size between Mixon and Molitor.
Following the slap across the left side of his neck (she can barely reach his face), Mixon unloads a violent right handed hook. There's really not a nice or clean way of saying it. Molitor immediately falls to the floor from the strike, hitting her face on the edge of the table in the process. Mixon immediately bolts out of frame.
The guy that was standing there is still in view and is now joined by two other girls. They help a very, very wobbly Molitor up off the ground. She is bleeding from her nose, refusing the help being offered.
From RJ Young:
When Mixon looked like he was trying to leave after possibly saying something he shouldn't have, Molitor, the victim, initiated the physical confrontation with a push into Mixon's chest, which didn't seem to move him much.
Mixon followed by lunging at her. Molitor jerked back and slapped Mixon on the chin and neck. She swung with force but didn't connect flush or enough to make an impact on Mixon.
Immediately following the slap, Mixon leveled a punch violent enough to knock Molitor down so that her head hit the corner of a nearby table. The force of Mixon's punch caught me off guard -- even when I knew it was coming.
After throwing the punch, Mixon fled from the camera's view and did not reenter it. Molitor is left on the ground and stays down for much longer than a 10-count. She makes it back to her feet on her own but wobbles and has to be helped into a chair.
Mixon, a former five-star recruit, was suspended by Oklahoma for the season in August. As part of his suspension, he's been suspended from all football activities. According to the school, Mixon must adhere to certain guidelines to remain enrolled and eligible for his scholarship. He is due in court on September 23.
He was the No. 1 running back in the country and the No. 8 prospect overall in the class of 2014 according to Rivals. Per Sooner Scoop, no other football players are seen in the frame of the footage. The tape will be released to the public on November 1.
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