The video of a University of Oklahoma football star punching a young woman in the face has finally been released.
Joe Mixon, a 20 year old, 6’1″ running back for the University of Oklahoma, became involved an argument with a female student while in a sandwich shop in the early morning hours back in July of 2014.
In the video, the female student, Amelia Molitor, 22, is seen getting up and pushing Mixon, then slapping him in the face. Mixon moved in and hit her with a fight cross. Molitor fell hard and hit her head on a table.
Molitor suffered a broken jaw that was required to be wired shut for six months, forcing her to survive on a liquid diet. She also lost the feeling on the left side of her face.
Mixon was arrested and charged with Assault. He was also suspended for the rest of the 2014 football season.
He was ordered by the court to one year on probation as well as 100 hours of community service and behavioral counseling.
The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters challenged the city’s decision not to release the video in court, which clearly shows the assault that caused Mixon to be suspended, according to the Daily Mail.
On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the video should be released.
After the release of the video, the University issued this statement.
“Mr. Mixon has apologized for his actions and the university hopes that it is an indication that he has learned from his mistakes.”
Last month Mixon apologized to Molitor and his teammates saying he “reacted poorly”.
Molitor filed a civil suit against Joe Mixon, which is still pending.
Mixon will start in the Sugar Bowl on January 2 when his team plays Auburn in what will be his last game at the university before he enters the NFL draft.
Mixon, a third-year sophomore, is eligible for the 2017 NFL draft.
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