The Oklahoma Sooners and head coach Bob Stoops are receiving plenty of backlash for the decision to keep running back Joe Mixon on the team. Mixon was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly hitting a female Oklahoma student last July, but remained on the team and will suit up for Stoops this season.
That isn’t flying with a lot of people — especially following the dismissal of former Florida State quarterback De’Anthony Johnson for striking a women — and everyone is sharing their thoughts.
While Stoops is defending Mixon by saying that he has matured, people like Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong are saying Mixon should no longer be on the team.
In fact, Strong went as far as to say he would have kicked Mixon off the roster if he was with the Longhorns, despite being a highly-touted recruit.
“I’m all into giving guys second chances but I want to give guys on my team second chances, not someone else from another program,” Strong said, via the Oklahoma Daily. “I can’t help you there. It you hit a young lady — that’s how it’s always been if you hit a young lady. I’ll help you go somewhere else but you can’t play for me.”
It’s a shame that others don’t handle situations like Strong.
Instead, it all comes down to how much the player can help your football team for some coaches. That remains a big, big problem.
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