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Investigation into incident involving Joe Mixon continues

by Ryan Aber Published: August 7, 2014

The investigation into the July 26 incident near Oklahoma’s campus involving Sooners’ freshman running back Joe Mixon continues.

Norman Police said they are still interviewing people in connection with the incident, in which Mixon is alleged to have hit 20-year-old OU student Amelia Rae Molitor.

While police could turn over their findings to the Cleveland County District Attorney earlier, it’s likely the investigation stretches into next week at least.

Mixon, who was celebrating his 18th birthday at the time of the incident, has not participated in practice for the Sooners.

Molitor alleged Mixon hit her in an early morning altercation at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe.

“He punched me one time,” Molitor told The Oklahoman the next day. “He broke my face in four places … my nose, my sinuses … they’re broken.”

Through his attorney, Kevin Finlay, Mixon claims he acted in self-defense.

Finlay said Mixon “instinctually defended himself against further harm” in the incident.

Norman Police said last week that it would likely be late this week at the earliest before a decision on whether or not charges would be filed in the July 26 incident was reached but stressed they would be thorough in their investigation and weren’t working on a  specific timetable.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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