Oklahoma Sooners five-star running back recruit Joe Mixon has been suspended for the duration of the 2014 college football season, per a release from the school on Monday.
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— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) August 18, 2014
Mixon has been charged with misdemeanor count of acts resulting in gross injury after he reportedly punched a woman who slapped him. The star recruit turned himself in on Monday and he was arraigned on the charges and ordered directly to a detention center.
The woman whom Mixon allegedly assaulted, Amelia Rae Molitor, even provided gruesome details of the incident involving Mixon.
“He broke my face in four places … my nose … my sinuses … they’re broken,” she said.
Although Mixon has only been charged and not convicted, Oklahoma decided to go ahead with suspending him for the 2014 season, which was the right move in the end. As we learned during the recent incident involving the Baltimore Ravens and Ray Rice, violence toward women should never be dealt with lightly, and the Sooners did just that.
Should all of this come to light as the truth, it’s highly unlikely that you will ever see Mixon take the field for the Sooners, and you may possibly never see him on a football field.