The investigation into the July 26 incident near Oklahoma’s campus involving Sooners’ freshman running back Joe Mixon continues.
Norman Police said it is 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 its findings to the Cleveland County District Attorney earlier, it’s likely the investigation stretches into at least next week.
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. Police stressed it would be thorough in its investigation and wasn’t working on a specific timetable.
FOOD TRUCK COMING FOR OU ATHLETES
OU director of sports nutrition Tiffany Byrd said early in the week that the athletic department was likely going to add a food truck to its nutrition arsenal.
Thursday, OU athletic director Joe Castiglione told ESPN.com that the school was in the process of purchasing a truck as a way to serve athletes in all sports.
“We don’t have the facilities in all the places they would need to be, so the idea is to have a mobile fueling station and perhaps some additional trailers that have refrigeration capabilities that can operate as a prep kitchen of sorts,” Castiglione told the site.
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