News

Oklahoma suspends top freshman RB for entire season

Oklahoma suspends top freshman RB for entire season

JOE MIXON: The 18-year-old is accused of punching a woman, knocking her unconscious and breaking four bones in her face in July at a restaurant in Norman, court records show. Photo: Associated Press

(Reuters) – Oklahoma Sooner freshman running back Joe Mixon, one of the school’s top recruits in 2014, was suspended on Monday for the entire college football season after being accused of assaulting a woman, local media said.

Mixon was charged on Friday with misdemeanor acts resulting in gross injury in Cleveland County Circuit Court, online court documents show.

Mixon will be excluded from all University of Oklahoma team activities. He is allowed to continue as a student and is eligible for financial aid, the school said in a statement released to News 9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City.

The 18-year-old is accused of punching a woman, knocking her unconscious and breaking four bones in her face in July at a restaurant in Norman, court records show.

Mixon pleaded not guilty on Monday in court and was released on his own recognizance, according to the station.

School officials and Mixon’s attorney were not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Eric Walsh)

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

Purple Heart Memorial to be Dedicated in August

5-6-16 Purple Heart 1

A Purple Heart memorial will join the memorials for World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

4 hours ago in Local

Local Home Sales Up Again

home sale

There's more mostly good news on the local housing front.

5 hours ago in Local

Another Stopgap College Bill Is in the Works

college

House could vote next week

6 hours ago in Local

Rauner Promotes Motorcycle Awareness

Motorcycle

Like him or not, Gov. Bruce Rauner is doing something nobody around Springfield can remember his predecessors doing: ride his own Harley-Davidson motorcycle around the capital city.

6 hours ago in Local

SEIU Healthcare Sues Rauner Over OT

SEIU_Healthcare

The union representing home-care workers in Illinois has filed an unfair labor practices charge against Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration.