- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A California judge has ruled that a negligence lawsuit against a University of Oklahoma football player will be moved to Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/2dPFEXC ) reports that the ruling was made Thursday. Amelia Molitor filed the lawsuit against running back Joe Mixon in California, where Mixon is from. The lawsuit is over a 2014 incident in which Mixon was charged with punching Molitor in the face at an Oklahoma restaurant.

Molitor opposed having the lawsuit moved to Oklahoma, saying that she wouldn’t get a fair trial because of the importance placed on the school’s football program.

Mixon accepted one year of probation and suspension from football for one season in October 2014 after being charged. In his Alford plea, he acknowledged there was likely enough evidence to convict him of misdemeanor assault while still asserting his innocence. He performed community service and underwent counseling.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

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