Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punched a female student, Amelia Molitor, in 2014 at a local restaurant. The attack broke her jaw and cheekbone, among other injuries.
Video of the incident has emerged showing just how violent the attack really was.
Please be advised, the video shows graphic violence that is extremely disturbing.
Mixon did not face jail time but was ordered to serve 100 hours of community service and was suspended for his freshman year at Oklahoma.
It was a devastating blow to Molitor, not only from a physical standpoint but also on an emotional/mental level. She said she suffered panic attacks and had to delete all her social media accounts because she was being targeted in a horribly negative way by fans of the Sooners football team.
Walking around campus with her jaw wired shut, she experienced a tremendous amount of stress.
“I thought that every single person who looked at me knew me and hated me,” Molitor said, via Berry Tramel of Tulsa World.
A judge dismissed two-thirds of the lawsuit brought against Mixon last month, according to USA Today Sports. and Mixon issued an apology to Molitor and her friends.
“I apologize to Amelia Molitor and the friends who were with her that night,” he wrote. “I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the University of Oklahoma, and its fans. I apologize to my family and friends. I realize I let a lot of people down. I apologize to all those I disappointed or hurt.”
Mixon is expected to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft and will likely be playing in his final college football game when the Sooners take on the Auburn Tigers in the Sugar Bowl on January 2.
A dynamic dual-threat running back, he tallied 2,741 total yards and 24 touchdowns the past two years playing for Oklahoma. One wonders just how much of a red flag this attack will be when Mixon is evaluated by NFL scouts and general managers.