Video from a 2014 incident where Oklahoma star running back Joe Mixon punched a woman in the face is set to be released, after The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled the video was public record.
There is no word on when the video will be released, with an appeal potentially pushing the release back to January 2017.
“At a minimum, we will take some time to make that decision on whether to file,” Rick Knighton, an assistant city attorney in Norman, said, via Tulsa World. “Petitions for re-hearing are due 20 days from the date the opinion is filed. That was today, so we have until Dec. 26 to determine whether we’ll file a petition for a re-hearing or not.
“If we did file, the court will have to consider that. They will deny it or agree to re-hear. That decision would probably come in January.”
Mixon punched fellow Oklahoma student Amelia Molitor in the face in the wee hours of the morning in July of 2014, resulting in four facial fractures. Video was initially kept private, but that will all change with the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters ruling it is public record under Oklahoma’s Open-Records Act.
Mixon was suspended from the team following the season and received a one-year deferred sentence, 100 hours of community service and cognitive behavior counseling.
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