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Oklahoma football notebook: Investigation into incident involving 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.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey 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 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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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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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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