Video of University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a student from Euless two years ago was released Friday.
The surveillance tape — which shows Mixon punching Amelia Molitor in the face at a Norman, Okla., pizza restaurant in August 2014 — was made public at Mixon’s request, his attorney said in a statement to the Daily Oklahoman.
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“Mr. Mixon asked us to once again say he is sorry for the way he reacted that night. He has apologized publicly to Ms. Molitor, her friends, his family, teammates and the University,” attorney Blake Johnson said in the statement. “He hopes that his voluntary release of these recordings will help put this matter to rest.”
The video had been previously shown to media, but not released to the public. The Oklahoma Supreme Court in on Dec. 6 ruled 8-1 that the city of Norman should release the video to the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, according to the Oklahoman.
Mixon’s punch fractured several bones in Molitor’s face. She told the Oklahoman this summer that her jaw had to be wired shut after the incident.
Mixon, now a star for the Sooners, was suspended for the 2014 season, his first year at the school. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was placed on probation for a year.
OU officials released a statement Friday, saying they were made aware of the punch video before punishing Mixon in 2014.
“It was made clear to Mr. Mixon at the time of his suspension that violence against women will not go unpunished at the university,” the statement said, according to a reporter from the OU Daily campus newspaper.