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Oklahoma Sooners: Five-Star Joe Mixon Under Investigation For Alleged Punch Of Female Student

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is under investigation for an alleged assault of a female student at a Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Norman Friday morning. He has not yet been arrested or charged.

Molitor said she had never seen Mixon before he punched her in the face, breaking four bones. She said Mixon was “harassing” her and some of her friends at Pickleman’s before the incident.

“He punched me one time,” she said. “He broke my face in four places … my nose, my sinuses … they’re broken.”

Mixon, a five-star running back from California, was Rivals’ No. 8 overall recruit in 2014.

[USA Today Sports]


Texas Longhorns: Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander Facing Felony Sexual Assault Charges

Texas wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrell Meander have been charged with sexual assault, stemming from a June 22 dorm room incident. The players face second-degree felony charges. Sanders faces an additional charge of “improper photography.”

Texas athletic officials were aware of a possible incident, and it was initially reported by the American Statesman on June 22. At that time, the Statesman did not name the players as they were simply being questioned by UT police.

“All three individuals involved knew each other, and the two suspects have been cooperating with the investigation,” UT police said initially in its daily report distributed campus wide.

Sanders ranked third on the team in catches and receiving yards last season, hauling in 37 balls for 361 yards and one touchdown. He was expected to move into a larger role this season with Mike Davis having moved on to the NFL.

Meander, who was a 3-star recruit in the class of 2013 per 247Sports’ composite rankings, was a redshirt freshman last season.

Head coach Charlie Strong confirmed the players have been suspended indefinitely.

[USA Today Sports]


Devonte Fields Being Investigated For Domestic Assault, Pointing Gun at Ex-Girlfriend

Devonte Fields, the Star TCU defensive end, is a police suspect following a reported domestic incident involving his ex-girlfriend in Fort Worth on Sunday.

Fields is accused of pointing a gun at his ex-girlfriend and yelling “I should blast you!”

There, 20-year-old Haley Brown told officers that Fields had apparently been standing outside the bedroom window listening to her talk to a mutual male friend. Brown told police Fields then punched out the window of their friend’s bedroom from the outside and began yelling at her.

“Haley stated that she thought Devonte was holding a gun in one of his hands and stated that he pointed it at her,” the report states.

“I should blast you!” he yelled at Haley, according to the report.

He is also accused of punching her in the face, after gaining entry to the residence.

“Haley stated that Devonte continued to yell at her and punched her in the face one time with a closed fist,” the report states

Fields was the Big 12 player of the year as a freshman in 2012, racking up 10 sacks. He missed almost all of 2013 following a suspension and a foot injury. Fields was the victim in an alleged arm robbery that happened in January.


Georgia Lineman Jonathan Taylor Arrested On Felony Aggravated Assault Charges

Jonathan Taylor, a Georgia defensive lineman, was arrested early Tuesday morning on felony aggravated assault and family violence charges stemming form an incident with a female student in his dorm room. Via the Athens Banner-Herald:

There was evidence that the female victim had been “possibly strangled by the offender,” in the incident in Taylor’s dorm room, Williamson said. There was evidence that the victim and another individual had been involved in an argument in McWhorter Hall, police said. Officers determined an established relationship and “co-habitation” with the individuals.

This is Taylor’s second arrest of the off-season. In March, he was one of four Georgia players arrested for double-cashing stipend checks from the UGA athletic department. The arrest would violate the terms of his pre-trial intervention program. UGA policy dictates he immediately be suspended.

Taylor, a redshirt sophomore, had nine tackles and a sack in 10 appearances for Georgia last season.


Zach Mettenberger Was Sucker Punched in the Face by an Alabama Fan at a Nashville Bar

Their has always been a certain animosity between Crimson Tide and Tigers fans, but when that hate turns into sucker punching the starting quarterback in a bar and then running away like a p****, that just ain’t right.

The Tennessean is reporting that current Titans and former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger was punched in the face at a Nashville Bar Sunday night. A presumed Bama fan yelled “Roll Tide” and his friend punched Mettenberger when he turned around.

“Here’s the truth: The guy said something about ‘Roll Tide!’ to Zach, and Zach turned around and said ‘Good luck with that,’ ” Ford said on Monday. “And the guy’s buddy then sucker-punched Zach.”

“I promise you that Mettenberger did not throw a punch. He didn’t do anything. The guy sucker-punched him in the eye, that’s the bottom line, and the guy that punched him started running out the door. My door guys had to chase him down.”
Mettenberger was not hurt. Taylor Lewan was also at the bar.

Mettenberger has a “loose tooth” per Outkick the Coverage.

[USA Today Sports]


Video of Nigel Bethel Punching Amber Battle During Texas Tech Pickup Basketball Game Emerges After Grand Jury Dismisses Charges

Nigel Bethel II was dismissed from Texas Tech last month after an incident with Red Raiders women’s basketball player Amber Battle. Today, video of the incident was released showing what happened. You can see Battle grab a rebound and get fouled by Bethel. She appears to shove Battle who reciprocates with a punch that broke a bone in her face. Somehow, this video wasn’t enough for a grand jury. Via ESPN:

Lubbock attorney Tray Payne told ESPN.com that the charges against Bethel were dropped after a grand jury found there was no evidence to substantiate assault nor probable cause to pursue charges.

“This is not what it was made out to be,” Payne said. “He’s a good kid with no criminal history, and this was out of character.”


“We believe he was unduly and prematurely punished. This was an unfortunate incident in a pick-up basketball game. This is a matter that should not result in criminal charges for either party.

“Any assault does deserve immediate action, however, please ensure all testimonies, evidence and circumstances are reviewed prior to taking action which may forever alter a person’s future.

“We desire to see Mr. Bethel’s scholarship re-instated. If he is re-instated, it is our belief that his consequences should not be greater than those of Ms. Battle. If he is not re-instated, a public exoneration of his character on the part of Texas Tech University should be forthcoming, since Mr. Bethel’s future opportunities for an education as well as an athletic career have been jeopardized.”

Battle has been suspended by the university for the month of November after she admitted she “initiated the first contact.”

I could go on and on about how a man should never hit a woman, but I guess that doesn’t matter in this case.

[h/t TheBigLead]