Showing posts with label Joe Mixon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joe Mixon. Show all posts

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Joe Mixon Officially Declares For NFL Draft

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon officially declared for the NFL Draft on Thursday night.

In a tweet, Mixon thanked Sooner Nation and vowed to make the most of the second chance he received while at University of Oklahoma.

Joe Mixon's Statement:


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Photo Courtesy: Ty Russell/Oklahoma Athletics

Reports: Joe Mixon Will Enter NFL Draft

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will forego the remainder of his college football career and declare for the NFL Draft, according to multiple reports.

According to Jake Trotter of ESPN, Mixon informed his teammates of his decision to turn pro.

Mixon finished his sophomore season with 1,274 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns and 538 yards and five receiving touchdowns.

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College football underclassmen face a Jan. 16 deadline to apply for early draft eligibility.


Report: Joe Mixon To Declare For NFL Draft

A report via Twitter from Neil Stratton of Inside the League indicates Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will forego the rest of his college eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.

The report says Mixon will be represented by STL Group and agent Peter Schaffer, and train at Michael Johnson Performance in McKinney, Texas. (KFOR)





Joe Mixon Won't Be Charged In Incident With Parking Attendant

University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon won't be charged following an incident with a parking ticket attendant in November.

Mixon was suspended one game by coach Bob Stoops after he allegedly ripped up a parking ticket and threw it at the attendant. Mixon was also accused by the attendant of driving his car toward the attendant in an attempt to intimidate.

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However, University of Oklahoma press secretary Corbin Wallace told TMZ on Thursday that the "incident has been closed from OUPD," and that the case was turned over to the Cleveland County district attorney, who declined to press charges.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bob Stoops: Joe Mixon Punishment Wasn't Enough

Bob Stoops, who suspended Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon for the entire 2014 season after Mixon punched a female student, on Wednesday said the punishment for Mixon wasn't enough, and had the incident occurred today, Mixon's dismissal from the team would be the only acceptable outcome.

"After two and a half years, it's obvious [the suspension] wasn't enough," Stoops said. "But I feel like Joe has moved ahead in a very positive way.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Clay Travis Is Outraged! He Thinks Stoops, Castiglione and Boren Should Be Fired

Fox Sports pundit and Outkick the Coverage founder Clay Travis ripped into University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops Monday morning.

Stoops has been taking lots of heat after allowing star running back Joe Mixon to remain on the team, despite the fact he jacked up a girl’s face with a brutal hit. The outspoken sports pundit absolutely went in on Stoops, and didn’t hold back.

Report: NFL GMs Think Joe Mixon Is Undraftable

The bowl season has kicked off, and the news impacting the NFL draft is getting more intense. Here’s the latest on two of the best offensive-tackle prospects no one is mentioning as well as notes on scouts who attended the New Orleans Bowl this past Saturday.

The video tape of Joe Mixon punching an Oklahoma student has garnered the lion’s share of the headlines and many are asking, “What’s next?” For months now, I’ve been informed the OU running back was leaning towards entering the draft, as those in his inner circle asked for my opinion. I was consistently steadfast in my belief Mixon should return to Oklahoma for a variety of reasons. Since the release of the video, general managers around the league have told those close to Mixon he won’t get drafted, there’s a possibility he won’t be signed as a free agent and he may not even receive an invitation to the combine should he declare for the draft.

In Police Interview, Joe Mixon Says Molitor Hits "Like A Dude"

University of Oklahoma tailback Joe Mixon told Norman police in 2014 that “it felt like a dude hit me” when Mia Molitor slapped him inside Pickleman’s Gourmet CafĂ© and that he punched her in reaction.

“I was so shocked,” Mixon said of being slapped.

New details of the infamous incident are revealed in a video of his interview with police three days after the July 25, 2014, punch inside the Campus Corner restaurant.

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Mixon also said he heard a racial slur from Molitor’s male friend, but not from Molitor, and Mixon admitted that he responded with a homophobic slur at the male friend.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sooners Await NFL Draft Decisions From Several Players

The Sooners are still waiting on running backs Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine and safety Steven Parker to announce their intentions. There’s still a month for them to do so. All three field daily recruiting pitches from teammates.

“You talk to them and tell them that you are there for them if they ever want to talk,” Baker Mayfield said. “I’m here to listen. They know how I feel. They know I want them to come back and play with me for another year. The type of guys they are, the type of special players that they are, I’d love to have them. But when it comes down to it, it is their decision and I’ll support them no matter what.”

Of the four that have announced they're staying, each had his own reasons. Brown and Thomas could turn themselves into first-round picks. Okoronkwo is just scratching the surface of what he could become. This was his first season to start.

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."

NFL Scout: Joe Mixon Has First-Round Talent, But Incident Will Hurt Draft Stock

NOTE: This article was published before the release of surveillance video of the Joe Mixon incident.

There's no denying Joe Mixon's talent.

The redshirt sophomore ran for 1,183 yards and eight touchdowns and was Oklahoma's second-leading receiver with 32 catches for 449 yards and five touchdowns.

But how do NFL teams view Mixon as he decides whether or not to enter this spring's NFL Draft?

"He'd be a first-round pick, no doubt," one NFL scout told The Oklahoman, on condition of anonymity. "If there wasn't that incident hanging out there."

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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Joe Mixon Video Released to Public

University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon on Friday had his attorney make public the surveillance video that shows him punching Amelia Molitor in 2014.

Mixon also had his attorney release a second surveillance video from the same night.

RELATED: University of Oklahoma Releases Statement Following Release of Mixon Video

"Mr. Mixon asked us to once again say he is sorry for the way he reacted that night. He has apologized publicly to Ms. Molitor, her friends, his family, teammates and the University," his attorney, Blake Johnson, wrote in a letter. "He hopes that his voluntary release of these recordings will help put this matter to rest."

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Joe Mixon Apologizes For Hitting Woman

University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon issued an apology Tuesday evening to the woman he punched at a Campus Corner restaurant in 2014.

"For the last two years, my lawyers have advised me against speaking publicly about an incident that occurred very shortly after I arrived in Norman," Mixon wrote in a statement sent to The Oklahoman. "Today, I want to say what everyone deserves to hear from me about this matter: I am sorry."

Mixon had turned 18 just hours before the punch was thrown. The California native wrote that he was far away from home for the first time, trying to get to know his new teammates.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Judge Dismisses Most of Lawsuit Against Joe Mixon

A federal judge in Oklahoma City has dismissed two-thirds of a lawsuit filed against star Sooner running back Joe Mixon.

A University of Oklahoma student, Amelia Molitor, sued Mixon in July, almost two years after he punched her in the face at a Norman cafe.

Molitor, 22, accused Mixon, 20, in the lawsuit of negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Stoops: This Year's Offense is One of Best We've Had

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops is reluctant to compare his current team to his previous squad.

It's pretty much his policy not to rank or compare any current player or system with anything from the past.

But the numbers are irrefutable — this year's OU football team is among Stoops' best offensive units.

“I don't ever say any particular one is the best or player is the best,” Stoops said, “but this offense is right there with any of the great ones that we've had.”

Monday, November 7, 2016

Perine, Mixon Expected to Play Against Baylor

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said on the Big 12 teleconference Monday that the No. 9 Sooners may have both of their star running backs when they play No. 25 Baylor on Saturday.

Stoops said sophomore Joe Mixon, who was suspended for last week's game against Iowa State, will be back, and Samaje Perine, who has missed the last three games due to injury, will return to practice this week.

RELATED: Are Mixon's Off-the-Field Incidents Hurting His Draft Stock?

The two have been keys for the Sooners so far this season, combining for 2,127 all purpose yards. The Sooners only have one other scholarship linebacker besides the two, and fullback Dimitri Flowers was the featured ballcarrier against Iowa State. (Oklahoma Daily)

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Are Mixon's Off-the-Field Incidents Hurting His Draft Stock?

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is coming off a one game suspension following an off-the-field incident with a parking attendant.

At least one NFL scouting director says the latest Mixon incident is minor but an earlier incident involving a female at a Norman pub is more concerning and his team wouldn't touch Mixon.

From Bleacher Report
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is one of the most talented backs I've seen this season, but he has a history of off the field that is concerning. Mixon was suspended for the entire 2014 season at Oklahoma after allegedly punching a woman in the face. Now he's suspended again, for one week, for breaking team rules. His talent is undeniable, but one scouting director I spoke to said, "We don't touch players who put their hands on women. Period."

Mixon, a redshirt sophomore, will be eligible for the 2017 NFL draft. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Joe Mixon Expected to Play Against Baylor

Sooners running back Joe Mixon is expected to play next Saturday against Baylor.

“From what we have at this point, yes,” Sooners coach Bob Stoops said.

Mixon’s absence left the Sooners with only one available scholarship tailback—freshman Abdul Adams.

Even Adams was banged up, though, and had just eight carries as Flowers moved to tailback for large stretches.

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New Details About Joe Mixon's Incident With Parking Attendant
Joe Mixon Suspended For Iowa State Game

Sooners offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said Mixon’s late suspension put some stress on the coaches.

“We had a pretty late night up there Tuesday night,” Riley said. “I didn’t get to see Caitlin (Riley’s wife) or the girls that night." (The Oklahoman)

New Details About Joe Mixon's Incident With Parking Attendant

Newly released documents detail the altercation that got OU's running back benched for a game.

The University of Oklahoma sent out a tweet Tuesday night stating Joe Mixon was suspended.

Now, more details are being released about what led to the suspension for the running back who has found himself in the spotlight again.

Joe Mixon was so frustrated with a parking citation that he tore up the ticket in front of the parking attendant and threw it at the parking attendant.

Mixon reportedly approached the parking attendant right after the citation was written.

RELATED: Joe Mixon Suspended For Iowa State Game

"Don't put that shi*t in my face," Mixon told the attendant, the incident report states.

Mixon then ripped the citation in half and threw it at the parking attendant.

According to the incident report, the torn pieces hit the parking attendant in the face.

Mixon then got into his vehicle and "inched at the officer with vehicle in drive to intimidate the officer with vehicle," the report details. (KFOR)