Before his career ever began with the Oklahoma Sooners, running back Joe Mixon’s almost came to an abrupt end. He was arrested a little over two years ago after punching a woman during a confrontation at a restaurant and was suspended for the entire 2014 season.
Now, the woman that he punched, Oklahoma student Amelia Molitor, is seeking retribution for the attack.
It was reported by News 9 that she would be suing Mixon for damages for negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, punitive damages and intentional infliction of emotional distress as a result of the altercation.
In surveillance video, which was not released to the public, Mixon can be seeing punching Molitor with a closed fist after she slapped him. He was charged with a misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury, but entered a plea deal that gave him probation in lieu of a trial and got him suspended for his true freshman season, for which he took a redshirt.
Molitor is reportedly suing for compensation for her medical expenses, compensation for “severe emotional distress, including, but not limited to, humiliation, embarrassment, anger, grief, anxiety, fright, horror, depression, disappointment, worry, distrust, and disconnect,” and punitive damages. It seems appropriate that the suit was filed on Monday, July 25, exactly two years after their encounter.
Mixon returned from his suspension last season and gave the team one of the best running back duos in the country alongside Samaje Perine.