NORMAN, Okla. – 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.
Joe Mixon suspended for Iowa State game, Coach Stoops announced Tuesday night.https://t.co/cEes1MzYpC
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) November 2, 2016
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.
“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.
“I regret that I did not respond appropriately to parking attendants and understand and accept the consequences,” Mixon said in a statement earlier this week.
“OU sets very high standards and they must be met by all of our student-athletes,” OU head football coach Bob Stoops said.
As a result, Mixon was suspended for Thursday’s game at Iowa State, but it’s not his first suspension.
He was suspended the for the entire season back in 2014 after an incident in which he punched a woman so hard it broke several bones in her face.
Her civil lawsuit against Mixon is still pending.