Back in 2014, Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punched a female student in the face, breaking her jaw. The student, Amelia Molitor, was left with four broken bones in her face, a wired jaw, and no feeling in the left side of her face for months.
This is two-year-old incident is back in the news because the altercation video was released last week
(graphic warning). Oklahoma football head coach Bob Stoops was part of the committee that made the decision to suspend Mixon for one season, and now says the penalty is too light. Way
too light. In fact, he went on to say, "These individuals can't have a second chance. Just not acceptable."
Going even further, Stoops was asked by a reporter if allowing Mixon to stay at Oklahoma implicitly condoned violence against women, and the coach was honest, answering, "sure, to some degree it does."
We're glad Stoops is acknowledging what we've all known from day one, that he and the University did not do nearly enough to punish Mixon. If we want to stop abuse, real consequences need to be at stake, and unfortunately examples need to be made.