OU football player’s trial has been delayed

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Joe Mixon, Photo courtesy of Cleveland County Jail

NORMAN, Okla. – The trial for a star University of Oklahoma football recruit, Joe Mixon, has been delayed.

Officials made the announcement during a pre-trial conference on Friday.

Attorney’s for both sides told the judge they are not ready for trial on Monday and the case is now set for January 12.

The stand-out running back was suspended for the season after he allegedly punched a female student in the face.

Joe Mixon has been charged with a misdemeanor after the punch left broken bones in 20-year-old Amelia Monitor’s face.

Molitor told officers the argument started outside of Pickleman’s Deli and stemmed from a homosexual slur Mixon directed towards her friend.

The incident was captured on surveillance video.

So far, only members of the media have been allowed to see the footage.

That footage will soon be made public unless a judge is able to stop that from happening.

Under the Open Records Act, the city of Norman has indicated that they will release the surveillance video to the public the first week of November.

Today, a judge called a special hearing for next Friday to decide whether he can stop the tape from being released.

Some believe that if the tape is released, it will taint the potential jury pool.

Today the judge asked the attorneys if there is a likelihood of a plea deal.

The state and the defense said there are ongoing negotiations.