An OU parking attendant reported running back Joe Mixon to the OU Police Department after he “threw a torn up parking citation,” which she said hit her in the face.
The university released one page of an OUPD report this afternoon that includes those details and little more.
“A complainant reported a simple assault occurred when the suspect threw a torn up parking citation, which allegedly struck the victim in the face,” the police report synopsis reads.
It notes the “crime” as “disorderly conduct.”
OU parking attendant, Mixon’s attorney disagree
Originally, NonDoc had requested the parking attendant’s report from the event, and OU’s Office of Open Records provided that shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Neither it nor the police report name the parking attendant, although the parking attendant’s report lists a “note” labeled Nov. 3, two days after the event.
It says Mixon did the following after receiving a $40 ticket in a black Dodge Charger with California plates:
approached after citation was written; told officer, ‘don’t put that sh*t in my face’ ripped citation in half and threw citation that hit officer 93 in the face; customer then inched at officer with vehicle in drive to intimidate the officer with vehicle; drove off; parked again on the oval in spite of direct verbal warning that customer could not park anywhere on the north oval;
Mixon’s attorney, Blake Johnson, said the documents released Friday do not tell a complete and accurate story.
“Absolutely not,” he said when asked whether the parking attendant’s report was a correct description. “The only details of that account that are accurate are that, one, a citation was written, (and) two he ripped it in half. The remaining allegations are wholly unsubstantiated and contradicted by eyewitness testimony.”
Johnson said that witness — also an OU football player — spoke to OUPD and gave the investigating officer a statement.
The OUPD document released Friday is not a complete police report. NonDoc asked for clarification and the full report, and the director of the Office of Open Records said the synopsis is all the university must provide by law.
“The copy that you received is what is required to be made available to the public pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act,” said Bex Brink. “I am unaware if there is additional information on this incident, but any requests for additional information will have to be made in the form of a subpoena. Let me know if you have any other questions. Have a good weekend!”
NewsOK.com’s Graham Brewer reported Friday evening that Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said “the situation absolutely does not warrant criminal charges.”
Records released day after game
OU’s Open Records Office released the document about 1:30 p.m., less than 24 hours after the university’s football team defeated Iowa State 34-24 without Mixon or co-starting running back Samaje Perine. Junior fullback Dimitri Flowers carried the load for OU’s rushing attack.
The Open Records Office originally alerted media Friday morning that copies of the much-requested citation would be made available for in-person pickup at 4:45 p.m. Then, the office decided to make the document available at 1:30 p.m. in an attempt to accommodate those who had requested it.
Controversy surrounding Mixon continues
Suit against Joe Mixon moving from Calif. to Oklahoma by William W. Savage III
The Sooners played with Joe Mixon suspended for the entire 2014 season. The California native drew public criticism, a deferred sentence and community service for hitting a woman during a fight at a Norman restaurant.
That woman, former OU student Amelia Molitor, is suing Mixon for damages. The suit was recently ordered transferred from California to the Western District Court of Oklahoma, a win for Mixon and his legal team.
Then news broke Tuesday evening that Mixon would again be suspended — for at least one game — for violation of the team’s conduct policy.
“OU sets very high standards and they must be met by all of our student-athletes,” OU Head Coach Bob Stoops said in an official statement at the time.
ESPN has reported that Stoops said Mixon will return for next week’s game against Baylor.
OU’s Joe Mixon suspended after parking ticket incident by William W. Savage III
(Update: This story was updated Saturday, Nov. 5, to include reference to a NewsOK story on the same topic.)