In the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected running back Joe Mixon with the No. 48 overall pick. Mixon, who played three seasons at Oklahoma, was charged with a misdemeanor in 2014 for punching a woman in the face, which broke four bones in her face.
Frank Clark Authentic Jersey Last December, the video of the incident was released to the public. You can watch the video here, via NewsOK. Details of the graphic images were previously reported on by local Oklahoma media.
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Shortly after Mixon was drafted, ESPN chose to air the full video of the 2014 incident, with a warning beforehand, and then devoted several minutes of serious discussion to the issue. NFL Network elected not to air the video.
The incident between Mixon and the woman happened in July 2014, before his freshman season with the Sooners began. He entered an Alford plea, maintaining his innocence but recognizing the evidence against him, and received a deferred sentence. He was also suspended for his entire freshman season, but he was allowed to remain in school.
He played the remainder of his three seasons of eligibility from 2014-16. Mixon was not invited to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, as part of the NFLs 2016 policy to not invite players convicted of domestic violence or sexual assault. Last week, Mixon reached a settlement for the civil suit filed by the woman. The two said they met privately.