NORMAN, Okla. – A woman claims a highly recruited football player, who was expected to make an impact on OU’s season, assaulted her at a popular Campus Corner restaurant.
On Monday, the Norman Police Department confirmed that OU running back Joe Mixon, who just turned 18-years-old on Thursday, was involved in an altercation with a 20-year-old woman.
Early Friday morning, officers were called to Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe, located on Asp Ave., in regards to a fight.
The alleged victim, Amelia Rae Molitor, suffered broken bones in her face as a result of the alleged altercation.
Officials say the altercation was caught on video.
However, “The evidentiary value of the recording prohibits its release at this time,” according to Cpt. Todd Gibson, with the Norman Police Department.
Molitor reportedly said Mixon punched her in the face and broke her nose after he harassed her friends in the restaurant.
The police department’s incident report listed the offense as “aggravated assault and battery,” but says the offender’s motivation is “unknown.”
It said, “A female was hit in the face by a male subject- (subject) is gone- she is in the bathroom- she is (conscious) and she is intoxicated- she is bleeding from the mouth- no difficulty breathing.”
Police say Mixon was not arrested on Friday because he was not at the restaurant when officers arrived.
On Friday, a member of law enforcement told NewsChannel 4 that officers went to Mixon’s dorm room but he wasn’t there.
When they went back, that same official said they were met by a resident assistant, who said lawyers for the university told her not to tell them whether he was in the dorm and not to give officers a key to his room.
As of Monday afternoon, police had not arrested Mixon because they were still interviewing witnesses and looking for evidence, said Gibson.
The incident report indicates Mixon was suspected of drinking alcohol before the altercation.
According to a news release, authorities say they are in communication with all the parties involved in the incident.
The Cleveland County District Attorney’s office said no charges have been filed against Mixon because they have not received a report from police.
OU Assistant Athletics Director Pete Moris told NewsChannel 4 that he would “…include you on our list should we have any additional information to provide.”
Kevin Finlay, Mixon’s attorney, released the following statement:
“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.”
Listen to the 911 call below.