Former Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon’s history of violence against women allegedly started back in high school according to one parent.
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is one of the most controversial players in this year’s NFL Draft. His brutal assault of a female student that was caught on tape in the summer of July 2014 has remained the most relevant topic of conversation surrounding him. It’s purportedly not the only allegation of violence against him.
Anthony Hernandez, the father of a female student who attended high school with Mixon, claimed that Mixon once hit his daughter in a letter read by the lawyer for Amelia Molitor, the victim in Mixon’s highly publicized incident at Oklahoma.
Here are some of Hernandez’s quotes, courtesy of ProFootballTalk:
“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.”
Mixon was never charged in conjunction with this alleged high school incident, and he claims he has never hit another woman.
However, respected NFL talent evaluator Gil Brandt is quoted in PFT saying he wouldn’t draft Mixon based in part on this alleged incident, so it is worth noting.
“I just wouldn’t draft him,” Brandt said. “His problems started back in high school.”
By this point, you have to figure all 32 teams have internally made up their minds regarding Mixon, and whether or not they would draft him. He is a first-round talent, so it will be interesting to see where he is eventually picked next week.