ALAMEDA — The Raiders came away impressed following a March meeting with Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon and don’t sound as if they’d shy away from drafting the Oakley native if the opportunity came up.
“We thought he was a good kid,” Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Friday at his pre-draft news conference. “He came off very well. He explained each and every thing. Every question that we had, he had the explanation. He was up front about everything. The kid really came across as a good kid.”
Mixon is one of the most talented of a deep crop of running backs in this draft, considered a no doubt first-round pick if it weren’t for the 2014 incident in which he punched a female student at Oklahoma, leading to a broken jaw among four facial fractures.
Mixon, who was 18 at the time, released a joint statement Friday along with the victim, Amelia Molitor, announcing that the civil lawsuit Molitor filed against Mixon “has been amicably resolved and dismissed.” The terms of the settlement were left confidential, but this means from a legal standpoint that this case is now behind Mixon.
As part of the statement, Molitor says she was able to meet face-to-face with Mixon, with no attorneys present, and they discussed their experiences since that night. Mixon offered an in-person apology.
“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,” Molitor wrote. “I great appreciate…
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