OU RB Joe Mixon’s Lawyer Says Client Punched Woman in Self-Defense


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.

13 thoughts on “OU RB Joe Mixon’s Lawyer Says Client Punched Woman in Self-Defense

  • Here is the way he law sees it.
    Police have seen the video, this was the second meeting with police Joe has had (apparently) and they didn’t arrest him either time. Joe is also going to try and sue the student as well. (it was reported this morning) Their seems to be a lot of different conflicting reports on what happened, but if she at all violated his personal space by laying her hands on him, he does have every legal right to defend himself to a degree. A one punch is considered “reasonable” defense against man or woman.

    If the tape shows that she hit him in any way first, doesn’t matter who started it, he will not be arrested or charged and more than likely won’t have to serve any kind of suspension, maybe a one game if that.

    The accused does have an active bench warrant for her arrest. Also has had a small handful of drug arrests. She won’t want to go to trial because not only will her past be looked into, but she will also have to deal with never going back to OU again. As it is she will have to change schools. Also the fact that she said she has 4 broken bones in her face without any photos and not going to the doctors is highly suspect, plus if her mouth was broken like she said it was, she could not do any speaking interviews like she did the day after the incident.

    She has a lot of creditability issues that come into play, but none of that matters if they saw him hit her first or vise versa. But if would in a court trial if in fact they do arrest him for assault. Legally speaking I don’t see much happening to him at least from the info I see so far.

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