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Oklahoma football notebook: Joe Mixon to be arraigned Monday

Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon will be arraigned on a single misdemeanor count of acts resulting in gross injury on Monday, when he is expected to turn himself in, said Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 16, 2014
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Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon will be arraigned on a single misdemeanor count of acts resulting in gross injury on Monday, when he is expected to turn himself in, said Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn.

Monday is an important day for Mixon, because that’s also when OU begins classes for the fall semester. OU athletic director Joe Castiglione said his department is conducting its own internal review and will decide Mixon’s future with the university soon. It’s unclear at this time if he will attend class Monday.

The former five-star prospect from Oakley, Calif., hasn’t practiced with the team at all this fall after an early morning incident July 25 at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe, where Mixon was alleged to have punched a 20-year-old female OU student in the face, causing severe injury.

Mixon’s attorney, Kevin Finlay, says his client acted in self defense.

“It is important to Joe and his family that he continues toward his goal of becoming a successful student-athlete both on and off the field at the University of Oklahoma,” Finlay said in a statement Friday. “Joe looks forward to the opportunity to clear his name and put this unfortunate situation behind him.”

BACKUP QB BATTLE ONGOING

The battle to be quarterback Trevor Knight’s backup is continuing beyond fall camp, which wrapped up Friday.

Redshirt freshman Cody Thomas and true freshman Justice Hansen — a former Edmond Santa Fe standout — are competing to be the Sooners’ second-team quarterback.

Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield, however, could make things interesting if he wins his appeal with the NCAA for immediate eligibility. Mayfield was the Big 12’s Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2013 and played well in Oklahoma’s spring game four months ago.

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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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