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Footage Of Joe Mixon Punching Woman Released (Video)

| by Brendan Kelly

The attorney of University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has released surveillance footage of a July 2014 incident in which Mixon punched a woman in the face (video below).

The running back requested to have video of the physical altercation released to "help put this matter to rest," according to NewsOK.

The video shows Mixon pushing fellow student Amelia Molitor in the face, fracturing four bones, at a sandwich shop near campus. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season, and was charged with a misdemeanor following the incident.

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the city of Norman should release the surveillance footage of the incident by Dec. 26, or the city can file an appeal, according to ESPN. However, Mixon asked his attorneys to release the footage before the deadline.

"Mr. Mixon asked us to once again say he is sorry for the way he acted that night," Mixon's attorneys said in a statement. "He has publicly apologized to Ms. Molitor, her friends, his family, teammates, and the University. He hopes that his voluntary release of these recordings will help put this matter to rest."

In November, Mixon issued a formal apology for the incident, but added that the altercation was initiated when Molitor threw racial slurs at him.

Mixon said he was not drinking that night, but that a "group of apparently drunk people started harassing" him and his teammates. He added: "Some of my teammates were wise enough to leave. I did not, and I am sorry."

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Molitor filed a civil lawsuit against Mixon for attacking her. He pleaded guilty to the charge without an admission of guilt, according to ESPN. He had to undergo counseling and complete 100 hours of community service. He also received a one-year deferred sentence.

Mixon's defense to Molitor's claim is that she intentionally inflicted emotional distress. Mixon's attorney says that Molitor "by her conduct contributed in whole or in part to any claimed loss or injuries." 

Sources: NewsOKESPN / Photo Credit: NewsOK

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