Ignore the majority of Stephen A. Smith’s rant and multiple apologies and the crux of his point was if a woman is physically abusing a man, is she partly responsible in him striking back?
There are no set rules with this, because the individual has to decide what type of threat he is dealing with. I am under the belief unless your life is in danger you walk away. Others believe as soon as someone puts their hands on you man or woman, you can strike back.
A woman accused Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon of breaking her face in four places with one punch. Mixon’s lawyer says it was justified. Here are the quotes courtesy of SoonersScoop.com.
Mixon’s attorney, Kevin Finlay, released this statement on his behalf this afternoon.
”This past Friday morning Joe Mixon found himself in a situation where he was subjected to both verbal and physical attacks from a very intoxicated and troubled young woman,” said Finlay in the statement. “As a result of these physical attacks, Joe instinctually defended himself against further harm.
“As promised, Joe met with investigators from the Norman Police Department this afternoon. Throughout the meeting, Joe continued to be forthcoming and cooperative with their investigation.”
We are looking forward to a thorough investigation and are very much looking forward to the truth coming out. As we have always maintained, Joe has done nothing wrong.”
The investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have been made. The alleged victim Amelia Molitor has a bench warrant out for her arrest. The warrant was issued the day after the altercation, but no specifics were given what the warrant is for.
The police are interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage before making a decision.
Which brings us back to the point, if Ms. Molitor was physically assaulting Mixon did he have the right to punch her?
Opinions will vary, but in the end the police will decide.