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Former Oklahoma Sooners RB Joe Mixon reaches civil settlement in punching incident

By The Sports Xchange
Former Oklahoma Sooners RB Joe Mixon reaches civil settlement in punching incident
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon (25) blocks Clemson line backer Ben Boulware (10) in the first quarter of the College Semifinal Championship Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on on December 31, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. File photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo

Former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon reached a civil settlement agreement Friday with the woman he punched almost three years ago.

Amelia Molitor, an Oklahoma student, and Mixon settled on her accusation of intentional infliction of emotional stress.

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Molitor's attorney released a statement via NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, although terms of the settlement remain confidential.

"I am happy we were able to bring the lawsuit to an end. Joe and I were able to meet privately, without any attorneys, and talk about our experiences since that night. I am encouraged that we will both be able to move forward from here with our lives," Molitor's statement read. "From our private discussions I am satisfied that we are going to put this behind us and work towards helping others who may have found themselves in similar circumstances.

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"I greatly appreciate his apology and I think the feelings he expressed were sincere. We both could have handled things differently. I believe if we had a chance to go back to that moment in time, the situation would not have ended the way it did."

Mixon also issued a joint statement with Molitor, admitting he was happy to have the opportunity to apologize.

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"I'm thankful Mia and I were able to talk privately. I was able to apologize to her one-on-one," Mixon's statement read. "The way I reacted that night, that's not me. That's not the way I was raised. I think she understands that.

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"Talking together helps move us past what happened. I know I have to keep working to be a better person, and this is another step in that direction. I love working with kids, and I'm looking forward to more chances to do that kind of work. I want to lead a life that inspires them, and I hope I can lead by example from today forward."

The misdemeanor criminal charge against Mixon, acts resulting in gross injury, was pleaded to probation, counseling and community service. He was suspended from Oklahoma's football team for the 2014 season.

The video from a sandwich shop's surveillance system shows the 6-foot-1, 226-pound Mixon delivering the punch to Molitor, breaking four bones in her face in July 2014. The video of the punch was released in December.

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Mixon rushed for 1,274 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016 as a third-year sophomore.

Mixon is expected to be selected during next week's NFL draft. However, there are reports that several teams don't have him on their draft boards due to the incident with Molitor.

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