Friday, December 16, 2016

University of Oklahoma Releases Statement Following Release of Mixon Video

The University of Oklahoma released the following statement following the release of surveillance video of Joe Mixon hitting a female at a Norman bar.
University officials were made aware of the content of the video prior to taking action with respect to Joe Mixon. Based on that information, the university immediately suspended and removed Mr. Mixon from the football team for one year, during which high standards of conduct were expected and maintained. It was made clear to Mr. Mixon at the time of his suspension that violence against women will not go unpunished at the university.

Coach Bob Stoops has been proactive in presenting training for his team aimed at preventing such behavior in the future. Sensitivity training in the area of violence has been intensified and best practices will continue to be implemented. Mr. Mixon has apologized for his actions and the university hopes that it is an indication that he has learned from his mistakes. We asre an educational institution where we hope young people will learn from their mistakes and chart a better future course.”

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