Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon meets with police regarding assault allegations

By Chip Patterson | Staff Writer

Joe Mixon met with police regarding assault allegations from an incident near campus. (USATSI)
Joe Mixon met with police on Monday regarding assault allegations. (USATSI)

Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon, a former five-star prospect with a chance to have an immediate impact for the Sooners in 2014, met with police investigators on Monday regarding assault allegations from an altercation last week in Norman.

Mixon hasn't been charged with any crimes, but a 20-year-old OU student told The Oklahoman on Friday evening that the freshman running back punched her in the face, breaking four bones.

Kevin Finlay, the attorney representing Mixon, insists that his client has done nothing wrong in the incident. According to a statement released by Finlay on Monday afternoon, Mixon was "subjected to both verbal and physical attacks from a very intoxicated and troubled young woman."

Check out the full statement from Mixon's lawyer, via The Oklahoman:

"This past Friday morning Joe Mixon found himself in a situation where he was subjected to both verbal and physical attacks from a very intoxicated and troubled young woman. As a result of these physical attacks, Joe instinctually defended himself against further harm.

"As promised, Joe met with investigators from the Norman Police Department this afternoon. Throughout the meeting, Joe continued to be forthcoming and cooperative with their investigation.

"We are looking forward to a thorough investigation and are very much looking forward to the truth coming out. As we have always maintained, Joe has done nothing wrong."

An Oklahoma spokesman said last week that the athletic department is aware of the situation and conducting its own investigation. Mixon was set to compete for snaps in a talented backfield with Keith Ford and Alex Ross.

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