OU freshman Joe Mixon involved in altercation in Norman

by Jason Kersey and Andrew Knittle Modified: July 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm •  Published: July 25, 2014

OU coaches have so far praised Mixon’s work ethic and attitude throughout summer workouts. Mixon — from Oakley, Calif. — arrived in Norman at the beginning of the summer.

Molitor had returned to her family home by Friday evening.

The alleged assault occurred as Mixon — who turned 18 on Thursday — was wrapping up his birthday celebrations.

Finlay, a Norman attorney, said Mixon contacted him about the incident shortly after it occurred. The attorney confirmed that Norman police had been in contact with Mixon but that his client had “not been arrested at this point.”

“We are cooperating, fully, with the police on this,” Finlay told The Oklahoman. “Joe is definitely looking forward to the truth coming out … that’s about all I can say at this time.”

When asked if Joe Mixon was his client, the attorney responded in the affirmative.

“Joe contacted me about this, that’s true,” Finlay said.

The police’s incident report reveals that an unnamed male subject assaulted a woman inside the restaurant. The report states that Molitor suffered “apparent broken bones” following the incident.

“A female was hit in the face by a male subject — (the subject) is gone — she is in the bathroom … she is (conscious) and she is intoxicated … She is bleeding from the mouth … no difficulty breathing,” the report states.

An OU athletics spokesman said the department is aware of the situation and is conducting its own internal investigation.

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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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by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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