FSU incident caught on camera shining light on OU football, Mixon

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NORMAN, Okla. – With just 60 days until the start of the Sooners’ football season, many fans are already gearing up for the opening day.

However, a recent incident at Florida State University is putting the spotlight on the University of Oklahoma’s football program.

Florida State freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson was dismissed from the team after allegedly punching a woman at a bar.

The Florida State Attorney’s Office released surveillance video from the bar on Monday.

While many people were outraged about the punch, others turned their attention to OU’s running back Joe Mixon.

Last year, Mixon was suspended from the university after punching Amelia Molitor in a restaurant on Campus Corner in Norman.

Molitor was taken to a hospital and was treated for several broken bones in her face.

Like the incident in Florida, this punch was also captured on surveillance video.

However, it was never made public.

Several media outlets filed a lawsuit against the city, requesting the video be released to the public, but that lawsuit was dismissed by a judge.

Although it was never made public, the video was shown in court.

Last year, officials say Mixon entered an Alford plea to the assault charges.

The Alford plea is a guilty plea in criminal court, but Mixon is not admitting guilt to the offense.

He received a one year deferred sentence, served 100 hours of community service and went to cognitive behavior counseling.

Many people took to Twitter to ask why the same crime at two separate universities could have such different punishments.

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The Florida State incident also caused some people to compare it to the Ray Rice video.

Rice was charged with aggravated assault and his contract was terminated by the Baltimore Ravens.

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