Saturday, December 17, 2016

Assault Activist Demands Answers From University of Oklahoma After Video Release

Activist Brenda Tracy has sent an email to Oklahoma officials demanding the school publicly state a "zero tolerance" policy regarding violence against women.

Tracy, a rape victim, was impacted significantly Friday night after viewing tape of tailback Joe Mixon punching OU student Amelia Molitor in 2014.

Tracy's reaction was typical of a national outcry after the tape was released.

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"Seeing it was horrifying," Tracy told CBS Sports on Saturday. "I was nauseous, and I cried."

In her email to coach Bob Stoops and athletic director Joe Castiglione, Tracy challenged Oklahoma leaders to answer a simple question: If Joe Mixon punched a woman today, would he be kicked off the team?

After assaulting Molitor, Mixon was suspended for the entire 2014 season but allowed to remain with the team. He has starred for the Sooners over the last two seasons. Mixon is expected to play his last college game next month in the Sugar Bowl.

"Are you a coach who wants to bring in a player and win football games," Tracy asked rhetorically, "or are you a coach who wants to build men of character and win football games?

"In truth, if Mixon wasn't a good player, they wouldn't have taken a risk." (More at CBS Sports)

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