First I read this...
(Rotoworld) Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon allegedly punched a female while in high school.
Analysis: The allegation comes from a man named Anthony Hernandez, who says for a "fact" that Mixon hit his daughter when the two were in high school. "He threw my daughter to the ground and hit her," Hernandez said. "I went to the school and they hid him in the office. He got no punishment. The police even came. I was escorted off the campus as if I did something wrong. These are simply the facts, he's a woman beater." Longtime personnel man Gil Brandt said this incident is of concern among NFL teams as well, in addition to the video of Mixon laying out a girl with a punch while at Oklahoma. Mixon could be drafted anywhere from Day 2 to being an UDFA.
Shortly followed by this...
(Rotoworld) Anthony Hernandez, the father of a female high school classmate of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon's, has recanted his allegation that Mixon hit Hernandez's daughter.
Analysis: A story recently bubbled to the surface where Hernandez said he knew "for a fact" that Mixon "threw" his daughter to the ground when the two were in high school together. Hernandez has now changed his course. "I have recently learned that a comment I made about Joe Mixon on social media a few years ago is now receiving a lot of attention. I want to explain that comment and clarify that I do not believe Joe ever did anything to hurt my daughter," Hernandez wrote. ... I reacted emotionally. Unfortunately, I did so before I had all the facts. ... I realize that I was mistaken about Joes involvement. I definitely overreacted, and I regret that my words might have given some people the wrong impression about Joe. I know that Joe did not hurt my daughter, did not intend to, and would not do so." It sounds like it was brought to light as a potential smear campaign to add on top of the video of Mixon hitting a female while he was at Oklahoma.
I'm not sure what to think now...The 2014 incident in Oklahoma, the more recent incident with a parking lot attendant, and now this potential incident in high school. No matter how much time and distance he's put between incidents, nor giving the sincerest of his apologies, will be enough to convince most NFL coaches & GM's to take a chance on Mixon.
So the question to fellow Sleeper U members...Do you take a chance on Mixon if he gets drafted, especially in a favorable RB needy situation (i.e. Panthers, Raiders, Bucs, etc.), and falls to you in your rookie draft or do you take the moral high ground and say "not on my team?"
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