Joe Mixon’s career at Oklahoma has been plagued by an incident that happened just after he stepped foot on campus.
On July 25th, 2012, at approximately 2:30am at Pickleman’s Cafe in Norman, Mixon punched Amelia Molitor, knocking her unconscious, breaking four bones in her face, and changing her life forever.
Pickleman’s surveillance videos caught the incident on camera, but that video has never been made public, until now.
Warning, It’s graphic.
A few random thoughts on the video
It happens incredibly fast. There is absolutely no hesitation by Mixon.
Mixon clearly follows Molitor and her male friend into Pickleman’s. Molitor and her friend enter, Mixon enters shortly after and goes straight to their table.
@jonfmorse Nah, the terrible part of the video is that Mixon walked IN, dude wasn't strolling in to buy an Italian beef.
— Lonely Tailgater (@LonelyTailgater) December 16, 2016
From the beginning, it has been rumored that homophobic and racial slurs were used. In the video, Mixon appears to say something to Molitor’s male friend, which Molitor took offense to and pushed Mixon.
As we’ve known for while, but is now confirmed, Mixon flinches as if he’s going to hit Molitor, which leads to her slapping Mixon.
Have I said it happens incredibly fast?
It’s bad, it’s really bad. In some ways it’s worse than I thought, but in others it’s not quite as bad as it could have been. The fact that Mixon shows no hesitation is alarming, but the reported pool of blood on the floor is out of frame from the camera.
Bob Stoops was shown the video before his decision not to dismiss Mixon from the team, but to suspend him for one season, which counted as his redshirt year.
Our sources have told us that Mixon plans to return to Oklahoma next season, assuming he doesn’t get a first round draft grade. I would be surprised if he returns now that the video is out.
This day was always coming. The video was always eventually going to come out. The push to keep it under wraps only furthered the fallout for Oklahoma. Instead of being done with it all at once, it’s not only followed Mixon his entire two years at OU, now the judgement of Stoops and the Oklahoma brass will be called into question.
It’s no coincidence that this video was released on Friday at 4:30 pm.
Sorry OU fans, there’s no pretending Mixon was defending himself. He’s pretty clearly the aggressor.