Lawyers for Joe Mixon released surveillance footage on Friday showing the University of Oklahoma running back punching a female student during an incident in 2014.
In the video, the now 20-year-old Mixon can be seen punching fellow student Amelia Molitor, now 22, in the face and walking away.
In a statement, Mixon’s attorney, Blake Johnson, wrote, “Mr. Mixon asked us to once again say he is sorry for the way he reacted that night. He has apologized publicly to Ms. Molitor, her friends, his family, teammates and the University. He hopes that his voluntary release of these recordings will help put this matter to rest.”
“Mr. Mixon is focused on completing his semester and his team’s preparations for the upcoming bowl game in New Orleans,” the letter continued.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the city of Norman in Oklahoma should release the video to the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, which sued for access.
Johnson wrote in the statement that Mixon was not part of the association’s lawsuit and was not ordered by the court to disclose the video. However, Johnson wrote, “he does not see any reason for the release of the recording at issue in that lawsuit to be delayed any longer.”
“Further delay appears only to be generating unfounded speculation about what is shown in that video,” Johnson wrote. “We also see no reason to withhold the second recording we received from Ms. Molitor’s attorneys and so have included it as well.”
Molitor suffered fractured bones in her face, while Mixon was suspended from the football team for a season and charged with a misdemeanor.
Under a plea deal, he was placed on probation for a year, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, as well undergo cognitive behavior counseling.
Molitor currently has a pending civil case against Mixon.
Mixon was the leading rusher for the University of Oklahoma this season.