Joe Mixon made a horrific mistake that he can never take back. He can never erase hitting that woman and injuring her.
It is on tape for everyone to see, all he can do and what he has done is apologize, make sure it never happens again and try to speak to young men to make sure they never make a similar mistake.
It is sad that a few days before the NFL Draft, media would float a false story about Mixon hitting a woman in High School.
They took one old comment and turned it into a massive story that was 100% false. The father who made the comment wondered why it just happened to become a story today.
“I have recently learned that a comment I made about Joe Mixon on social media a few years ago is now receiving a lot of attention. I want to explain that comment and clarify that I do not believe Joe ever did anything to hurt my daughter,” Hernandez wrote.
“My daughter went to Freedom High School with Joe, and they have been friends for much of their lives. Once, when they were in school together, my daughter had a minor disagreement with some of her classmates that got blown out of proportion. Like any father would, I reacted emotionally. Unfortunately, I did so before I had all the facts. Now, having talked to my daughter and investigated the whole story, I realize that I was mistaken about Joe’s involvement. I definitely overreacted, and I regret that my words might have given some people the wrong impression about Joe. I know that Joe did not hurt my daughter, did not intend to, and would not do so.
“Joe and my daughter are still good friends. Joe is a great kid with a bright future in front of him, and he is welcome in my home anytime.
Here is my question, if the media knew this was an old quote from Mr. Hernandez about Mixon, why didn’t they follow-up with him before posting it?
Things that make you go hmmmm..
Mixon’s agent was livid.
“I think it’s shameful that irresponsible journalists are not looking at both sides of the story and aren’t asking for comment before they go with innuendo and heresay,” Schaffer told CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. “They don’t attempt to verify the statement. It’s unprofessional, and there is a 20-year-old young man whose career is at stake right now, and this kid has done nothing but all the right things leading up to the draft and all that we ask is that you treat him fairly and look into the allegations first.
“For anybody to go out there and print that without at least calling and checking in with both sides is irresponsible. Nothing happened. Nothing happened in high school. There is no incident or event at all and the teams that have asked us about it and have fully done their homework are aware of that. Joe has told them everything. Any team that has asked about it, Joe has told them everything.”
Just remember to always make sure you have all the facts before you jump to conclusions.