Joe Mixon entering 2017 NFL Draft

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Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon announced Thursday that he will enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Mixon starred for Oklahoma the last two seasons but sat out the 2014 season after punching a female student, fracturing four bones in her face. Mixon recently released video of the incident after a court ruling made it public.

Mixon was put on probation for a year as part of a plea deal to a misdemeanor assault charge. A lawsuit brought by the woman he punched is pending.

Last month, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Mixon would have been immediately dismissed from the team if the incident happened today. Instead, Mixon was allowed to play and ran for over 2,000 yards and scored 26 touchdowns over the last two seasons.

Considering most teams removed Chiefs rookie running back Tyreek Hill from their draft boards given his domestic violence history, Mixon could have a long wait to hear his name called on draft day. In the meantime, he’ll be one of the most scrutinized prospects throughout the pre-draft process.

85 responses to “Joe Mixon entering 2017 NFL Draft

  1. I’d of waited if I were him. Let the news of that video die down, by next year it would be a distant memory (assuming he stayed clean in the interim).

  2. I don’t wish injuries on athletes. However I’m making an exception with Mixon. I pray that he tears every ligament in both knees. I wish him a dreadful NFL career and I hope someday he gets his teeth knocked down his throat.

  3. The Chiefs would be a good fit. They seem to really appreciate a guy who’ll sock a gal if she has it coming.

  4. I know it happened a few years ago, but I only saw the video a month or so back. He would serve himself by staying in college another year and keeping his nose clean.
    The vid is too fresh in everyone’s mind.

  5. Future Viking.

    Once Adrian Peterson retires, the Vikings will no longer have a child beater to be the face of the franchise.

    A woman beater is the next logical choice and would be a perfect fit.

  6. Tyreek Hill #2

    If the guy doesn’t get drafted, he can always go to Chicago and commit hate crimes against white disabled teens and post it on Facebook Live.

  7. I think this guy is going to have a good long career in the NFL. He was violently attacked by another person and he hit back. The attacker was a girl, and so he’s being discriminated against. All that equal rights B.S. is only applied when it helps women. What if the girl was a mixed martial arts fighter and she jumped up and hit a 125 lb. man? What if it was a 300 lb. man hitting a 200 lb. man? I don’t think you can make up laws. We already have laws, and the woman in the video clearly was the one who attacked him. You guys can whine about this all you want, but people get tired of discrimination against men too. I think our last election proved that all this political correctness stuff can go too far. The law is the law and she broke the law. The law doesn’t say the weaker person is allowed to go out and start swinging on people. Joe Mixon is a good kid.

  8. And he will enter the draft dragging some poor girl kicking and screaming. Ladies and Gentlemen, you are looking live on America’s new role model. A big shout out now for second chances!

    Brent M.

  9. He was charged criminally. He plead guilty, took his lumps. Didn’t whine about it.

    There’s no excuse for what he did, even her hitting him first doesn’t mean anything in my opinion. But maybe it’s time to move on, and give him a chance to show he’s turned things around?

  10. Cowboys, Ravens or Patriots. They don’t care if you’re a scumbag or not…as long as you can play ball, they will give you a home.

  11. None of us know whether or not his contrition is real. Granted, no one has a right to any job and I’ve NEVER put my hands on a woman. Based on some of you all thinking, ANY guy that ever hits a woman shouldn’t be allowed to get ANY job. Are we supposed to permanently bar folks from ANY job because that made a bad decision at a young age? I reckon you’re okay with tax payers taking care of such guys for the rest of their lives. But if you’re a Believer, you already know that guy named Saul of Tarsus repeatedly did vile things to people and God saw fit to give him a second chance.

  12. Guy made a mistake so let’s move on. I’m puzzled how everyone points out his retaliation but fail to mention the girl started the whole thing. I’m not saying he was right was right but make it sound like he just randomly attacked this girl for no reason.

  13. The Chiefs would be a good fit. They seem to really appreciate a guy who’ll sock a gal if she has it coming.
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    Of course, you must be talking about Larry Johnson.

  14. “Considering most teams removed Chiefs rookie RB Tyreek Hill from their draft boards due to his domestic violence history….”

    Aaaaand Hill has 12 TDs and has been one of the most dynamic rookies in the league. Teams won’t be making THAT mistake again!

  15. Dallas, New Jersey Giants, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore condone and reward violence against women. Mixon is going to be a rich man. Sad, but true.

  16. If there was ever a time to stand up for women by saying NO We will not reward men that beat up on women this would be it.

  17. I just watched the video and it is CLEAR that Mixon was the aggressor.

    There was nothing that girl did to him whereby he leveled her with a Full Force punch.

    He should be banned from the NFL at least for a full year and to even be considered for acceptance, he should spend his year off attending counseling ( Anger Management ) and assisting Battered Women’s Shelters

  18. Based on the video it seems to me that Mixon deserved the slap and at that point he should of left IMMEDIATELY.

    Immediately after leaving he should of found a private place to pray for forgiveness and strength to avoid such situations again.

  19. Joe took full responsibility for what he did, saying that no matter what the woman did, he should have never hit her. He has done everything he can to make it right, including apologizing to her and everyone else he felt he owed it to. He has never hit a woman before, and I doubt that he ever will again! What else can he do?!? After all, he can’t unpunch her, but I’m sure he would if he could. I feel bad for her too, and sorry the whole thing happened. happened. Best of luck in the NFL Joe!

  20. It’s the job of the law to punish him. If someone wants to give him a job pay him its their choice. Is it OK for him to work at McDonald’s? What’s the difference? Don’t watch their games or buy their tickets and jerseys. I obviously am disgusted by what he did, but let him pay his debt to society and move on.

  21. Mixon is already seeing a counselor and has been for a long time. He says he is still haunted by it and that he still dreams about it. In other words, he isn’t feeling like he got away with it.

  22. I appreciate Mixon’s strategy of releasing the video. Since the video was made public by the court, it was going to be uncovered anyway and it is always best to reveal unsavory matters with an accompanying sympathetic statement rather than have them be discovered by others. Oklahoma has gotten enough productivity from him that they would prefer to cut ties and duck any future public scrutiny, so staying another year was probably discouraged by the school. He can now spend time before the draft rebuilding his public image and putting on the charm in team interviews.

  23. I can see him playing for the patriots. Law enforcement in that area will do anything to keep patriot players from getting into trouble. Right Chandler Jones?

  24. He should be entering the penal system… wait… oh, yeah, the NFL is not far off. Dude commits a hate crime and will be rewarded. No wonder why so many people are fed up with sports.

  25. I hope he’s there for the Pats in round 4 or 5….
    Would be a real steal in either of those rounds….
    the kid is strong, elusive, fast, & has great hands out of the backfield…..
    Home run speed for sure!!!

  26. Lesson learned here…Everyone keep their hands to themselves! Nobody should be allowed to strike anyone regardless of your gender!

  27. There will be a team that drafts him, he has talent, that is really all that matters in the business of the NFL. He has already gone through the criminal legal part of the incident, that is so easy for any PR department to handle.

  28. tonebones says:
    Jan 5, 2017 7:50 PM
    I think this guy is going to have a good long career in the NFL. He was violently attacked by another person and he hit back. The attacker was a girl, and so he’s being discriminated against. All that equal rights B.S. is only applied when it helps women. What if the girl was a mixed martial arts fighter and she jumped up and hit a 125 lb. man? What if it was a 300 lb. man hitting a 200 lb. man? I don’t think you can make up laws. We already have laws, and the woman in the video clearly was the one who attacked him. You guys can whine about this all you want, but people get tired of discrimination against men too. I think our last election proved that all this political correctness stuff can go too far. The law is the law and she broke the law. The law doesn’t say the weaker person is allowed to go out and start swinging on people. Joe Mixon is a good kid.
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    You sound like a delusional OU fan.

    Mixon is a piece of GARBAGE.

  29. The tape I saw had her pushing him with both hands, repeatedly. Did she deserve her jaw broken? No, but if women want equality, she got a taste of it.

    You treat a person with respect. You violate them physically, you will be assaulted.

  30. If i was him i would’ve played 1 more year and stayed out of trouble and be a good boy take some counseling and being apart of the community. It benefits him 2 ways. One his pending lawsuit will help him because he won’t have an NFL salary he would still be a broke college athlete. Two it shows future NFL teams that you have turned a corner and will help you in the 2018 NFL draft also there are some pretty big name running backs in the 2017 draft.

  31. Coach Stoops has made some completely duplicitous statements in regards to the Joe Mixon situation, especially when you learn that Stoops and the OU administration had seen the video before joe ever suited up for them.

  32. New rule: if you’re going to criticize a player for domestic violence, then you have to give your opinion of the appropriate punishment.

    In my case, I think Mixon should have been kicked off the Oklahoma team which would have forced a de facto year-long suspension.

    It was heinous but it’s not a capital offense.

    Some of you sound like the death penalty is the only solution.

  33. I hope the video showed women what happens when they step up to the level of a man. When that happens gender goes out the window and they are viewed as a threat, it’s unfortunate but true. I wish Mixon lots of luck

  34. Athletes are high visibility employees and their integrity is important. It’s hard to root for a piece of excrement like Joe Mixon so he deservedly should have few to no options in the NFL. I don’t think he’ll get drafted and I’m not sure he’ll get invited to camp. Ray Rice never did. I do know if a team takes a chance they are going to be brutalized for it.

  35. lovemesumme says:
    Jan 5, 2017 7:30 PM
    I don’t wish injuries on athletes. However I’m making an exception with Mixon. I pray that he tears every ligament in both knees. I wish him a dreadful NFL career and I hope someday he gets his teeth knocked down his throat.
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    You sound like a real stand up dude, maybe YOU should go knock his teeth down his throat….

  36. @ realtruthteller100 says:
    Jan 5, 2017 9:46 PM
    so sad the way this guy has been victimizd by the pc media for something all of us have done. stay strong joe. i beleive in second chance’s!
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    Speak for yourself when you say “…something all of us have done”.

  37. @dejadoh says:
    Jan 5, 2017 11:02 PM

    He should be entering the penal system… wait… oh, yeah, the NFL is not far off. Dude commits a hate crime and will be rewarded. No wonder why so many people are fed up with sports.
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    Hate crime? Yes he probably hated the fact she charged at him and put her hands on him…so from that standpoint, it was a hate crime.

  38. I’m surprised that King Goddell would even allow these guys to enter the league.

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    It’s OK to abuse women and children, just don’t smoke any weed.

  39. It’s obvious the woman started it. She walked in and started berating someone, and when Mixon verbally intervened, she got physical. Yes, he overreacted, but there should be more focus on her behavior. Don’t lay your hands on ANYONE, regardless of who you are, unless you think you can handle the consequences. Weaker people do not have a license to physically assault stronger people.

  40. dejadoh says:
    Jan 5, 2017 11:02 PM

    He should be entering the penal system… wait… oh, yeah, the NFL is not far off. Dude commits a hate crime and will be rewarded. No wonder why so many people are fed up with sports.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    I’m glad you are not one of the so many people fed up with sports that you read 50 comments on a nfl sports site and make a comment?

    great point

  41. I can’t believe some in here are defending this guy. There were a hundred ways he could have removed himself from this situation, but he chose the one where he punched a girl in the face full force. No excuse – none.

    Goodell: if you want to prevent these types of incidents, stop rewarding these guys with the one thing they really want after they commits these crimes. That’s the only thing that will change the behavior.

  42. if he is invited to the NFL combine he has a chance if not then it’s a crapshoot of a chance.

    If he Or his parents had any brains he would stay in college due to what transpired.

    People can forgive but with the video ? Not sure. The video is going to stick with him forever. But the courts did what they thought was just punishment. He will also pay his dues once the lawsuit commences. That in itself could scare most NFL teams away. No team wants that kind of what will surely he, Narional attention. The lawsuit will definitely ne on th back of his mind also, so what’s that do to him mentally.

    Saying that, someone will bring him into camp for sure.

  43. eroschmidt says:
    Jan 5, 2017 8:54 PM
    “Considering most teams removed Chiefs rookie RB Tyreek Hill from their draft boards due to his domestic violence history….”

    Aaaaand Hill has 12 TDs and has been one of the most dynamic rookies in the league. Teams won’t be making THAT mistake again!
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    Yes they will still be cautious. For every scumbag like Hill who seemingly turns things around, there’s a Lawrence Phillips, Randy Gregory, Adrian Petersen, Greg Hardy, etc.

  44. rutchaser says:
    Jan 5, 2017 8:22 PM
    Would’ve been a hate crime if the other way around.
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    I’d venture a wild guess that someone who lives in fear of being wrongly convicted of hate crime laws, probably has some hate issues. That is the kind of person hate crime laws are designed to protect us from. Good.

  45. Just another stain off of a mattress that lived. Karma will hit this kid harder than any NFL defender ever will. He could always go on tour with Chris Brown, right?

  46. jchipwood says:
    Jan 5, 2017 10:19 PM

    I can see him playing for the patriots. Law enforcement in that area will do anything to keep patriot players from getting into trouble. Right Chandler Jones?
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    Are you talking about the guy they dumped on Arizona?

    You’d think a fan of a team that has a guy like Sue playing for them wouldn’t yap so much about the character of players on someone else’s team.

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