Lawsuit filed against Mixon

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Lawsuit filed against Mixon

Post by Admin on Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:42 pm


Oklahoma student Amelia Molitor filed a personal injury lawsuit against OU running back Joe Mixon on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The lawsuit does not list a monetary amount but seeks damages on the grounds of negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Molitor suffered multiple facial fractures after Mixon punched her in a Campus Corner restaurant two years ago. The statue of limitations on a personal injury lawsuit was set to expire Monday.

The lawsuit was filed in California because Mixon’s permanent residence is in Oakley, California.

Mixon entered an Alford Plea to one misdemeanor assault charge (acts resulting in gross injury/outraging public decency) in October 2014. The running back received one-year probation, performed 100 hours of community service and underwent cognitive behavior counseling.

The six-page filing with the California court gives Molitor’s take on the incident, which occurred July 25, 2014, at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe.

Mixon was suspended from the football team before the 2014 season began. He was reinstated for the 2015 season. He rushed 753 yards and scored 11 touchdowns last season as a redshirt freshman.

The lawsuit will not affect Mixon’s status with the team this year. OU coach Bob Stoops said he wouldn't revisit it last week at Big 12 Football Media Days.

“There’s no feeling good about any of it. That’s not to be said. It’s an unfortunate and wrong circumstance in all cases,” he said. "In the end, you can’t look back on something that happened 30 months ago and have the same reaction somebody might have 30 months later. Everything changes at different times.

“In the end, we gave Joe a significant penalty and a bunch of other measures and standards that he had to continue to meet to remain here, and he’s done all of them and he’s done it very well.”

Norman police released a one-page affidavit of the incident, which was based on surveillance video. Local media were allowed to view the video in September 2014, but it still hasn’t been made available to the public. The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters has sued the city of Norman to make the video public. The case remains under judicial review.

Mixon and Molitor received copies of the surveillance footage after the criminal case concluded.

According to Molitor’s lawsuit, a “heated and animated discussion” with Mixon began outside the restaurant and Mixon followed Molitor and a friend inside. The document states that Molitor was struck after pushing Mixon away when the “discussion” became more heated.

In the court filing, Molitor claims to have suffered “substantial physical injuries, emotional distress and other damages, including, but not limited to, past, present and future medical expenses.”

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