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Oklahoma football: Media will view Joe Mixon surveillance video on Thursday

by Ryan Aber Published: September 3, 2014
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— Nearly six weeks after the incident happened, media members will be allowed to view the surveillance video of the incident that led to Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon being charged with a misdemeanor.

Norman Police are hosting a viewing of the video Thursday morning after open records requests filed by The Oklahoman and other media outlets.

Police, though, will not release copies of the tape nor allow any cameras or image recording devices during the viewing.

Mixon, 18, was charged with acts resulting in gross injury after the early morning incident July 25 at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe just north of OU’s campus.

The five-star recruit pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Cleveland County District Court last month. He’s scheduled to be back in court Sept. 23.

Mixon allegedly punched 20-year-old OU student Amelia Rae Molitor at the restaurant. Molitor suffered fractures of her jaw, cheek bone, sinus and orbital bone.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Molitor told officers at the scene that Mixon directed a gay slur toward her male friend.

The affidavit said the video showed Molitor pushing Mixon, who then lunged at her. Molitor reacted by slapping Mixon, who then hit Molitor with his closed fist. Molitor fell into a table and then to the ground, where she was unconscious, as Mixon fled.

Molitor was not charged in the incident.

On the same day of his initial appearance, Mixon was suspended from the football team for the season.

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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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