Packers had Joe Mixon in for a visit

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We’ve heard that teams like the Patriots and Dolphins have taken Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon off their draft board while others have confirmed that they would consider selecting the player despite the incident that saw him punch a woman in the face.

The Packers haven’t made any public comments in either direction, but it would seem that any decision to strike Mixon from consideration would have been made in the last few days. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reported that Mixon visited with the Packers last week.

Mixon wasn’t permitted to take part in the league’s Scouting Combine, leaving teams interested in interviewing him or giving him a medical rundown to set up their own meetings. The Packers have joined the Raiders, Bengals, Broncos, Saints, Chargers and others in going that route heading into the draft.

Green Bay re-signed Christine Michael to go with Ty Montgomery at running back and General Manager Ted Thompson said recently that the team needs more at the position.

52 responses to “Packers had Joe Mixon in for a visit

  1. Teams taking a more passive position of players who’ve been involved in claims of abuse is solely due to the manner in which minisoda handled the peterbeater situation.

    The quicker the league encourages the criminal organization in minisoda to move to the CFL the better it will be for the overall image of pro-sports in general.

  2. I honestly hope the Packers don’t seriously entertain drafting this kid.
    I saw the video and it was horrible.
    I find him as distasteful as I do Adrian Peterson, though at least Mixon showed contrition for his act.
    I simply have no stomach for individuals who display violence against women or children.

    NFL teams should show more resolve as they did with Ray Rice.
    But they should do it for the right reasons, not just because he can’t contribute anymore.

    Look, I believe in 2nd chances and he shouldn’t be treated as a pariah in the community, everybody should have a chance rehabilitate themselves and be treated fairly.
    But playing NFL football should be considered a privilege, not a right.
    And having someone like Peterson or Mixon don the uniform of one the most historic franchises in the NFL, would be downright disgraceful.

  3. He’ll fit right in in Wisconsin. LOL! J/K, as a Viking fan, I’d be elated if we draft this guy. He is a stud back, who made a mistake in life, so what.

  4. “tangysizzl says:
    Apr 2, 2017 9:35 AM
    Can’t wait to read how appalled the Viking fans are by this visit…”

    Huh, must’ve not heard the Vikes had Mixon in for visit. Typically uninformed.

    Anyhow, for gb to host a guy with Mixon’s background, not to mention entertain the idea of AP (& not to mention Guion) it really does confirm gb has more holes than swiss cheese when it comes blathering about having character based morals. Desperation is surfacing within that “organization”.

  5. The Packers have had murderers, rapists, drug dealers, drug abusers, domestic abusers, and child predators on their team.

    Makes sense for them to take a look at Mixon.

  6. They exude class. Feign outrage over Peterson’s issues but invite THIS guy for a visit?

    Hapless, classless football for hapless, classless fans.

  7. I was not happy that the Vikings kept AD after what he did to his son. The NFL needs to do a better job policing their employees. Unfortunately both the Vikings and packers need a RB and Mixon is a great talent when he’s not punching out women. If he is still available when the Vikes are up I hope we pass.

  8. sphincterperformance said ty montgomery will have 2,000 yds and 34 tds this season!
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    You forgot to switch back to the ariani account before you posted that. Cats out of the bag now bud. Only one person says things like this.

  9. ariani1985 says:
    Apr 2, 2017 10:10 AM
    Let’s not forget turd bay leads the league in arrests!
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    I could be wrong, but didn’t Zimmer go to Oklahoma to watch and talk to the kid? With that being said the Vike’s and Pack would both be smart not to take him.

  10. MN usuals are jumping all over this one. Ever hear of misdirection guys? Why don’t you wait til the draft before hurling stones from your glass houses?

  11. I’m too lazy to look it up but I’m confident that all 32 NFL teams currently employ or have employed players who have been arrested. Now some of it is a matter of degree, a TE who committed murder, a couple of Qb’s who faced rape charges, a RB who beat his 4 year-old son bloody are all sickening and that sort of behavior should be called out.

    But as far as I am aware, only one team employed a player that got arrested on a Saturday night before a home game and had to miss the Sunday afternoon game because the judge didn’t come it till Monday morning so the player couldn’t get out of jail for 48 hours. The team? Your Minnesota Vikings.

  12. Adrianbeatason says:

    Rather have a guy that hit a woman after being attacked first in round 2+ than overpay an old, injured guy who beats his kids and mutilates their genitals.

    Hahahaha already trying to defend drafting this kid by saying he was “attacked”, and then exaggerate when it comes to AP… he even has a name referring to the incident! Lol now that’s sad, couldn’t find a better name? Not even one cheering for your own team? Oh the life of the unemployed….

  13. contra74 says:
    Apr 2, 2017 10:21 AM
    The Packers have had murderers, rapists, drug dealers, drug abusers, domestic abusers, and child predators on their team.

    Makes sense for them to take a look at Mixon.
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    Yeah, because all that actually happened. (Eye Roll)

  14. whatjusthapped says:
    Apr 2, 2017 11:24 AM

    I’m too lazy to look it up but I’m confident that all 32 NFL teams currently employ or have employed players who have been arrested. Now some of it is a matter of degree, a TE who committed murder, a couple of Qb’s who faced rape charges, a RB who beat his 4 year-old son bloody are all sickening and that sort of behavior should be called out.

    But as far as I am aware, only one team employed a player that got arrested on a Saturday night before a home game and had to miss the Sunday afternoon game because the judge didn’t come it till Monday morning so the player couldn’t get out of jail for 48 hours. The team? Your Minnesota Vikings.

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    There you go packer fans my Vikings did win something, so back off!

  15. If the packers draft mixon, gb fans will be like:
    its better to have a guy that in a one-time incident punched a girl for being verbally and physically assaulted than have a guy that regulalrly for no reason beats his kids to a bloody pulp.

    If the vikings draft mixon, gb fans will be like: WOW they just drafted a chronic woman beater after having that no good.child abuser on their team! Oh im so happy my team doesn’t have a GUION the team (see what I did there?) that gets arrested for dealing pot and having a gun then suspended the next off-season for PEDs

  16. Perfect spot for him. The girls in Green Bay are bigger than he is, so he shouldn’t be able to cause any problems there. Genius!

  17. Some team who is desperate for help at RB will take this guy and he’ll probably play well. If he keeps his nose clean and performs on the field his past should become less of an issue. I’m not downplaying what he did. I think what he did was abhorrent.

    One thing is for sure…whatever team takes him, all of that team’s haters will have plenty to say. Also, those who are fans of that team, who would have villified their rival for taking him, will be making excuses for why it’s no big deal.

  18. adrianbeatason says:
    Apr 2, 2017 11:16 AM
    Rather have a guy that hit a woman after being attacked first in round 2+ than overpay an old, injured guy who beats his kids and mutilates their genitals.
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    You are really obsessed with Adrian Peterson…

  19. @wafflestomp says – “But playing in the NFL should be considered a privilege, not a right”.

    It’s neither a privilege nor a right. How exactly is playing any professional sport a privilege? People are hired to do a job, just like any other occupation or profession.

  20. tangysizzl says:
    Apr 2, 2017 9:35 AM

    Can’t wait to read how appalled the Viking fans are by this visit…

    Packer’s fans are appalled as well.

  21. It was what 10 seconds of his entire young life? I believe in redemption. Providing he is remorseful, that is. Even better if he was remorseful AND truly repentant.

  22. ariani1985 says:
    Apr 2, 2017 10:10 AM
    Let’s not forget turd bay leads the league in arrests!

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    This is total b.s., but it doesn’t stop you from saying it anyway.
    The Packers lead the league in one thing — CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

    And since the year 2000, the Vikings have had 48 players arrested!!!!

  23. Every team has players that make mistakes, and some have just down right bad people. Most teams will bring him in for a look, and if a team feels they can get “value” because of his incident, they may feel they can get a 2nd or 3rd round talent on the last day of the draft.

    Just remember though, the reason the teams are bringing him in for a visit, is because he wasn’t invited to the combine.

  24. cardinealsfan20 says:
    Apr 2, 2017 12:29 PM
    @wafflestomp says – “But playing in the NFL should be considered a privilege, not a right”.

    It’s neither a privilege nor a right. How exactly is playing any professional sport a privilege? People are hired to do a job, just like any other occupation or profession.
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    No, you’re completely wrong, it’s nothing like any other occupation.
    If he were a cook or a bricklayer most people wouldn’t object because they wouldn’t know about his past misdeeds.
    There’s a quiet anonymity with everyday jobs.

    But he’s seeking a job in sports entertainment.
    The job is televised, heavily promoted and very public.
    And he’s paid very handsomely for it.
    Is it too much to ask that an individual seeking such employment to represent their team and their league in a positive light.
    Why do you think so many teams have gone on record that they’ve removed him from their draft boards?
    Is it because they all believe he can’t perform his “job”?

    Not to mention, the nature of the profession leads a lot of young kids to idolize their gridiron stars.
    Is it such a terrible thing to vet your future stars to be decent role models to look up to?

    As I said earlier, this young man should be able to rehabilitate himself and be afforded a 2nd chance.
    It would be a shame if this single incident followed him through life.
    If he took advantage of his education, he should have a myriad of opportunities.
    But, I’m not that naive. I fully realize that some team will take the heat and roll the dice on this kid.
    I just honestly hope it’s not the Green Bay Packers.

    I simply believe that the league and it’s teams should hold such players accountable for their actions.
    If there are no consequences, players will continue to make dumb and disturbing decisions.

  25. remember when green bleh drafted najeh davenport after he pooped in a coed’s closet! that team is “owned” by people like brendan dassey, his mom and steven avery. no wonder it is dysfunction junction!

  26. I’ll bet this young man marveled at the majesty of the NFL record 13 World Championships during his visit.

    It’s so nice being better than all the angry peasants from lesser teams.

  27. tangysizzl says:
    Apr 2, 2017 9:35 AM
    Can’t wait to read how appalled the Viking fans are by this visit…
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    Can’t wait to read how the holier-than-thou Packer fans spin this visit…

  28. I hope TT signs AP and drafts Mixon – it would be an interesting experiment to see if the ensuing commments would shut down the PFT servers.

  29. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Apr 2, 2017 3:38 PM
    najeh “where’s the manure?” davenport
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    Hey ariana, better yet, the Minnesota “Where’s all of our Championship trophies?” Vikings.

  30. wafflestomp says:
    Apr 2, 2017 11:39 AM

    contra74 says:
    Apr 2, 2017 10:21 AM
    The Packers have had murderers, rapists, drug dealers, drug abusers, domestic abusers, and child predators on their team.

    Makes sense for them to take a look at Mixon.
    ————————–
    Yeah, because all that actually happened. (Eye Roll)
    —————————————–

    Murderer: Randall Woodfield (serial killer FYI)
    Rapist: Darren Sharper (serial rapist FYI)
    Drug Dealer: Letroy Guion (multiple felonies FYI)
    Domestic Abusers: Erik Walden (felon account)
    Child Predator: Mark Chmura

  31. I wasn’t aware until today that Vikings have lead the league in arrests for sixteen straight years and have an overall arrest tally larger than the next closest team by 32%.

    Yeah. The negative shade you throw at Green Bay really hurts……almost as bad as getting pelted with marshmallows.

  32. ariani1985 says:
    Apr 2, 2017 4:31 PM
    I won 13 dodge ball championships, equivalent to Packer ones! Sad but true.

    But Ariani, the major difference is the Packers had to defeat other teams in order to win 13 recognized championships.
    You, on the other hand, throwing a ball against a wall, played with yourself.

  33. @raiderinva – Randall Woodfield was drafted in the 17th round in 1974 and never made the team. Chmura allegedly had sex with a high school student, he was not a child predator. Letroy Guion was stopped with a pound of marijuana making it an automatic “intent to resell” situation, not a common drug dealer. The charges against Walden related to his ex-girlfriend in 2011 were dropped. She later attacked him and a female companion with a knife.

    Nice try though.

  34. raiderinva says:
    Apr 2, 2017 5:05 PM
    wafflestomp says:
    Apr 2, 2017 11:39 AM

    contra74 says:
    Apr 2, 2017 10:21 AM
    The Packers have had murderers, rapists, drug dealers, drug abusers, domestic abusers, and child predators on their team.

    Makes sense for them to take a look at Mixon.
    ————————–
    Yeah, because all that actually happened. (Eye Roll)
    —————————————–

    Murderer: Randall Woodfield (serial killer FYI)
    Rapist: Darren Sharper (serial rapist FYI)
    Drug Dealer: Letroy Guion (multiple felonies FYI)
    Domestic Abusers: Erik Walden (felon account)
    Child Predator: Mark Chmura
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    Do you really want to do this?

    Randall Woodfield: drafted in ’74, had a cup of coffee in Green Bay and never made out of training camp.
    In fact, I’m pretty sure he never played a single down of NFL football in his life.
    His horrible crimes were committed years later in Pacific Northwest.

    Darren Sharper: never even received a speeding ticket in his time with the Green Bay Packers.
    But I’m sure his stint with the Vikings probably had something to do with his dark and terrible decisions down the road.

    Letroy Guion: has never been charged or convicted of drug dealing (please try and stay on topic), though his common sense has been continually called into question.

    Mark Chmura: was erroneously prosecuted and found not guilty of the charges against him.
    Though I’ve covered his case on here several times, you Barneys just love to ignore the facts and regurgitate your narrative for additional ignorant consumption.
    I implore you to educate yourself by reading the facts of the case. FYI.

    You can stretch the truth and make outright lies all you want, it still doesn’t change verifiable facts.
    What’s next, Packer fans shot Dan Devine’s dogs?
    Just another one of the lies, you and your brethren, love to spew around here.
    skoLOL@bitterbsrneyfans.

  35. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Apr 2, 2017 6:58 PM
    rumor has it that erin rodgers requested that mixon come in for a visit so he could study his body
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    Rumor has it, or more Fake News from a small-minded Viking troll? One guess.

  36. stellarperformance says:
    Apr 2, 2017 7:28 PM
    250dollarnflowner says:
    Apr 2, 2017 6:58 PM
    rumor has it that erin rodgers requested that mixon come in for a visit so he could study his body
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    Rumor has it, or more Fake News from a small-minded Viking troll? One guess.

    ÷÷÷÷

    SP, it’s a joke not fake news. Calm down.

  37. wafflestomp says:
    Apr 2, 2017 9:57 AM
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    I hope you didn’t give yourself whiplash changing directions so many times in one post.

    Tell us, were you one of the “honorable” Packer fans that said if AP was on your team you would not watch another Packer game? I didn’t believe it for a second when I read many of your Packer buddies proclaim you’d give up your team. But, maybe we will get to see that if you sign AP or draft Mixon.

  38. cardinealsfan20 says:
    Apr 2, 2017 6:20 PM
    @raiderinva – Randall Woodfield was drafted in the 17th round in 1974 and never made the team. Chmura allegedly had sex with a high school student, he was not a child predator. Letroy Guion was stopped with a pound of marijuana making it an automatic “intent to resell” situation, not a common drug dealer. The charges against Walden related to his ex-girlfriend in 2011 were dropped. She later attacked him and a female companion with a knife.
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    That is a whole lotta explaining and back peddling. Sometimes, it’s better to just not respond…

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