Mickey Loomis says Saints had “good visit” with Joe Mixon

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Add the Saints to the list of teams considering the controversial Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon.

We had a good visit, and that’s really all I want to say about that at this time,” Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis told the Times-Picayune of Mixon. “It’s just part of the process.”

Loomis declined to answer when asked directly whether Mixon is on the Saints’ draft board, but it’s safe to say they wouldn’t have brought him in for a visit if they weren’t considering drafting him.

Mixon is a first-round talent who probably won’t go in the first round because of an ugly incident in 2014, when he punched a woman and broke bones in her face. That incident, which was caught on tape, will be shown repeatedly on the local news in whatever city drafts Mixon, and some teams don’t want that kind of publicity.

Loomis said the Saints are always considering off-field issues, not just with Mixon but with every draft prospect.

“We look at every aspect of these guys, and it’s important decision-making for us,” he said. “And so we gather a lot of information and examine all of it, and then make our decisions.”

Whatever team selects Mixon, it will be one of the most-scrutinized picks in this year’s draft.

19 responses to “Mickey Loomis says Saints had “good visit” with Joe Mixon

  1. It’s not that controversial. J Winston went #1 with rape allegations and theft charges. Spoiled/pampered kids do stupid stuff and as long as they get 1000 yards rushing or receiving, sacks, pancake defenders, whatever; they’ll be forgiven. Now when their numbers drop, that’s when they become controversial and have to get cut. Same for all pro sports. As long as you produce, anything will be swept under the rug.

  2. I’m going to go out on a limb and say teams are satisfied with his punishment, legal outcomes and him owning the issue. Otherwise they wouldn’t be bringing him in every week. Let’s let this go.

  3. So he managed not to knock any women out this time?

    We know he’s going to get drafted high. There are teams like the Giants, Cowboys, and Ravens that condone domestic violence and their owners even go to great lengths to cover it up. We saw how the Giants and Ravens tried to make secret deals with Goodell to hide it from everyone.

  4. Let’s not allow Mixon’s controversial past to deflect our attention away from the fact that the Atlanta Falcons blew a 25 point lead in the freakin Super Bowl.
    #GoBucs

  5. So a weightliftin’ footballer slugs a #110 girl , breaks her face, and gets invited to lunch and munch with NFL teams. I guess the Saints draft the punch and judy dud.

  6. bucfaninclearwater says:
    Apr 6, 2017 7:15 AM
    Let’s not allow Mixon’s controversial past to deflect our attention away from the fact that the Atlanta Falcons blew a 25 point lead in the freakin Super Bowl.
    #GoBucs

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    You got to love the Hatred….. FYI in 33761 myself

  7. jjb0811 says:
    Apr 6, 2017 6:08 AM

    It’s not that controversial. J Winston went #1 with rape allegations and theft charges. Spoiled/pampered kids do stupid stuff and as long as they get 1000 yards rushing or receiving, sacks, pancake defenders, whatever; they’ll be forgiven. Now when their numbers drop, that’s when they become controversial and have to get cut. Same for all pro sports. As long as you produce, anything will be swept under the rug.
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    Greg Hardy?

  8. “the parking ticket mixon ripped and threw in the attendant’s face is still not glued back together”.

    Oh my goodness! A ticket was ripped up and some meter maid was “disrespected”? This has never happened before. Mixon should be executed.

  9. If he goes to Bourbon St he will find a treasure trove of women that are far worse than the one he knocked out.
    They’d better keep a leash on this one in Nola.

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