According to a new report from ProFootballTalk, the accuser, Anthony Hernandez, has recanted and forwarded his story to Mixon’s lawyer, who sent the statement to PFT.
“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.”
Former Oklahoma Sooners’ running back Joe Mixon could go in the first round or undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, but the general consensus has generally been that Mixon has first-round talent.
It’s the off-the-field troubles that have caused problems for Mixon, and now there are new allegations that Mixon had a similar incident to the one he had at Oklahoma in high school.
Gil Brandt, the longtime NFL analyst, was asked about Mixon and had this to say via PFT:
“I just wouldn’t draft him,” Brandt said of Mixon. “His problems started back in high school.”
Anthony Hernandez alleges that Mixon hit his daughter while Mixon was in high school.
“I know for a fact he threw my daughter to the ground and hit her. I went to the school and . . . they hid him in the office. He got no punishment. The police even came. I was escorted off the campus as if I did something wrong. These are simply the facts, he’s a woman beater,” Hernandez said in a report read by the lawyer for Amelia Molitor, the victim in Mixon’s highly publicized incident at Oklahoma.”
Mixon has denied the incident took place, with his agent, Peter Schaffer, speaking on his behalf to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
It should be very interesting to see if this latest off-the-field update for Mixon has any effect on where he is ultimately drafted.
Mixon ran for 1274 yards in 2016-17 and scored 10 touchdowns.