Joe Mixon
6:25 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Freshman Running Back Charged With Misdemeanor Assault

Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon, the school's top recruit, has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

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The charge was handed down Friday by the Cleveland County District Attorney's office. He is accused of punching a woman during an argument, knocking her unconscious and breaking several bones in her face.

Mixon has not participated in team activities since July 25, when Norman police say a woman at a local restaurant was hit in the face by Mixon. The school has yet to make a decision regarding Mixon's eligibility.

On signing day, Mixon was listed as Rivals.com's No. 1 running back and 247sports.com's No. 1 all-purpose back. As a senior at Freedom High School in Oakley, California, he gained nearly 2,100 yards and scored 30 touchdowns from scrimmage.

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