People, it’s not Bob Stoops. It’s us.

At least that’s what Bob would have us make of his decision to redshirt Joe Mixon after Mixon punched a girl’s lights out.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that Joe Mixon would be off the team if he had punched a woman now instead of 2½ years ago, when he suspended the star running back for a year in a move that has drawn sharp criticism.

Mixon was suspended after punching Oklahoma student Amelia Molitor in 2014. Mixon returned last year and helped the Sooners reach the College Football Playoff, and he has been a standout again this year for No. 7 Oklahoma.

In reversing course, Stoops said he believed that the then-18-year-old Mixon could redeem himself. He said times have changed, and society now has a no-tolerance policy on domestic violence incidents. He said that’s a good thing.

“Two-and-a-half-years later, dismissal is really the only thing that is possible,” Stoops said. “A young guy having an opportunity to rehabilitate and to have some kind of discipline and come back from it is really not there anymore. Hopefully that message goes down even to the high school level, that these things are just unacceptable to any degree.”

Ah, the good ol’ days, when it used to be okay to assault somebody and then have an opportunity to rehabilitate play football.  This country’s gotten too soft, I tells ‘ya.  Between this and Baylor, what’s a Big 12 program supposed to do?

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18 responses to “People, it’s not Bob Stoops. It’s us.

  1. Bright Idea

    Something about Oklahoma. It was Barry Switzer who said he forgot to put a sign in the athletic dorm that said, “No Rapin’ Allowed.”

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  2. Would he have gotten in less trouble it he’d just grabbed her by the pussy instead? Too soon?

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  3. simpl_matter

    Holy sh*t, that was a Debo punch! The aggressive lunge at her before the punch is telling, he was primed & ready to knock somebody out. Any coach that sees something as violent as that and keeps the player on the team deserves everything they get.

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  4. fishook dawg

    It’s hard for me to believe that Bob Stoops or someone at Oklahoma had not seen this video before now. Recruiting must have taken a hit or soon will.

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    • They absolutely saw the video at the time. It was denied to the public but Bob and other school officials saw the tape.

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    • AthensHomerDawg

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      Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon (25) is tackled by TCU defensive end Josh Carraway during the second half at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. Oklahoma won 52-46. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News)
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      After more than two years, the video of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching Amelia Molitor has reached the general public.
      The attorneys for Mixon released the tape Friday afternoon. It showed the altercation that left Molitor, an OU student at the time, with four facial fractures and a wired jaw. One second, there seems to be an early-morning exchange on July 25, 2014 between Molitor, a friend and Mixon at Pickleman’s Gourmet Café near the Oklahoma campus. Then it escalated.
      Molitor delivered a two-handed shove to Mixon’s chest. He moved toward Molitor. She responded with a slap to the side of the neck. Then Mixon launched a devastating right hand. Molitor hit the floor, bleeding. Mixon left seconds later.
      It’s every bit that brutal.

      She has filed a lawsuit. His attorneys have maintained that she or someone in her party used racial slurs. Her attorneys have denied it.
      Meanwhile, Mixon entered a plea deal and served one year of probation.
      A select few people had a chance to watch it at the time, including police, a state judge and members of the Oklahoma media.
      Also on that list: football coach Bob Stoops, athletic director Joe Castiglione and school President David Boren. They decided Mixon, one of the nation’s top running back recruits, would serve a football suspension for the 2014 season. He returned to spring practice in 2015 and this season has rushed for 1,183 yards and eight touchdowns. “

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      • AthensHomerDawg

        I know I know…I didn’t mean for the whole damn thing to get pasted. Jeepers! Anyway, my new phone is somewhere…in route.
        I will miss the Samsung Note AND especially the pen as I use it constantly in my work.
        This new one is my first unlocked phone 8 gig /64 gig on board with up to 128 removable, duel Sim slots and running Android Marshmallow outta the box.
        So yes G I’ll probably get it up and running hard by NYs day. I hope…

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  5. Dog in Fla

    What Big Game may have thought from the first time he saw the tape:

    “Hey, Joe would have had to hit her Sooner than later.”

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  6. 69Dawg

    The Big12 has always loved their bad boys. Any of you youngins ever heard the name Lawrence Phillips? He set the gold standard for Big12 asshats and his coach at Nebraska was Tom (the Saint) Osburn. This is not a new thing, Oklahoma and Big Game Bob are no better than Baylor or Nebraska. Just win baby.

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  7. Napoleon BonerFart

    Is the outrage because Molitor is a woman? I’m guessing that if she were a man, shoving and slapping a larger, stronger man would be seen as a stupid thing to do that might get your face broken. At least, that’s what I learned growing up. To this day, I’ve never picked a fight with a larger, stronger man.

    But I really think that might be useful advice for women as well. If there’s a large, strong man in your vicinity, don’t push him and slap him. You might get hurt.

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  8. O.C.G.A. 16-3-23…A person is justified in using force against another when he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to defend himself or herself against such other’s imminent use of unlawful force.

     I'm clearly confused...is it the majority's opinion that Miss Molitor's use of force against Mixon was lawful as opposed to unlawful and therefore Mixon was not allowed to defend himself.  Shoving him was probably a bad idea (he appeared to be walking away)but boxing anyone in the ear is usually going to provoke a response or retaliation. I don't want to hear any of this ,"A gentleman doesn't hit a lady" shit because he is a football player at OU,and decidedly not a gentleman and I assure you she is no lady.(Ladies do not engage in unconsented to pushing,shoving or slapping) If the Queen of England pops me on the ear I am entitled to and would punch her out. Either the sexes are equal or we're not. The law says were all equals.
    

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