Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has been under a firestorm over the past few days, as the video of him punching a woman in an Oklahoma cafe was finally released last Friday. The incident, which occurred in 2014, resulted in Mixon being charged with a misdemeanor, and he was suspended from the Oklahoma football team for one season.
Mixon spoke to the media on Friday:
As for why it took Mixon nearly 2.5 years to speak out on the matter:
On if he's made a decision on the NFL:
Mixon did admit at the end of the media session that he considered transferring, but at decided to stick with head coach Bob Stoops as he stood by him.
Stoops spoke out on the issue earlier in the week.
Stoops -- who saw the video of the punch back in 2014 -- has defended his actions for giving Mixon a second chance, but it now looks like he is changing his view on the situation after the video of the incident was released to the public.
Mixon has since become a key part of the Oklahoma football team since his suspension was lifted. Mixon was Oklahoma's leading rusher for the 2016 campaign, running for 1,183 yards and scored 14 total touchdowns.
Despite Stoops' comments, Mixon will suit up for Oklahoma and is expected to play against Auburn on January 2 in the Sugar Bowl.
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