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ESPN's Brett McMurphy Made A Joke About The Joe Mixon Video, Then Deleted It

ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy made a joke in poor taste on Friday.

Friday afternoon, video from 2014 showing Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon punching a woman named Amelia Molitor in the face inside a restaurant was released to the public for the first time. College football fans were revolted by the footage.

ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy, who is normally one of the best in the business, tweeted a joke in response to the incident. It did not go over well, to say the least.

McMurphy later deleted the tweet after facing a great deal of criticism. He posted an apology to Twitter soon after. He noted that it was in response to a group of Oklahoma fans who were supportive of Mixon's actions in the video.

I deleted an earlier tweet that was part of a series of tweets I put out in response to what I considered to be a misguided group of some fans who seemed to be supportive of the horribly violent act captured on the Mixon video released tonight. Even in that context, my attempted sarcasm as a response to the blind loyalty fans were showing in the face of the horrific video was not the best way to make a point on something so sensitive. I apologize.

ESPN has not released a statement on the matter. We'll keep you updated.