Norman Police were scheduled to interview the alleged victim Thursday as it continues to investigate the incident involving Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon.
A Norman Police official said investigators were optimistic that the case would be turned over to Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn by the end of the week.
Thursday’s interview was part of the Norman Police Department’s investigation into an incident that occurred in late July at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe just north of OU’s campus.
An altercation there around 2:30 a.m. on July 25 led to Amelia Rae Molitor, 20, being struck in the face. Molitor alleges that Mixon hit her. She said she suffered four broken bones.
Mixon’s attorney, Kevin Finlay, said in a statement that his client had done nothing wrong.
MAYFIELD’S PROCESS MOVING ALONG
Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield’s appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility has been filed by Oklahoma after some snags led to a delay.
James Mayfield, Baker’s father, thought the paperwork was going to be filed more than two weeks ago, but that didn’t happen until Thursday.
Mayfield walked on at Texas Tech last season and earned Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors, throwing for 2,315 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was believed to be the first walk-on quarterback to start at a power-conference school as a freshman.
After the season, Mayfield decided to transfer to Oklahoma. Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, citing team policy, blocked the move despite Mayfield being a walk on for both schools.
Mayfield’s family has hired El Paso-based attorney Jim Darnell, who represented Johnny Manziel last season in his fight to retain his eligibility, to help Mayfield get eligible this season.
If he’s not granted relief by the NCAA, not only would Mayfield have to sit out this season, but he would lose a season of eligibility as well.
TENNESSEE NAMES STARTING QB
Tennessee, which comes to Norman on Sept. 13, named senior Justin Worley as its starting quarterback Thursday.
Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced the decision at a press conference.
“Right now Justin Worley gives this football team and this football program the best opportunity to win,” Jones said.
Worley beat out Joshua Dobbs and Nathan Peterman for the job.
He threw for 1,239 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season, before a thumb injury ended his season in late October.
BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY