Mixon suspended for the season

Mixon suspended for the season

Running back will be excluded from all team activities

Just hours after Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon was released on his own recognizance stemming from charges of acts resulting in gross injury, the University of Oklahoma announced that he will be suspended for the entire 2014 season.

Mixon is "excluded from all team activities, including being removed from the team roster. With appropriate conditions, he will be permitted to continue as a student, eligible for financial aid."

In a release from the school, athletics director Joe Castiglione and coach Bob Stoops said, “As the university has demonstrated in the past, we are committed to winning the right way. As an example to others, OU sets the highest possible standards for its student athletes, coaches and staff.”

Oklahoma President Dave Boren accepted the recommendation of a year-long suspension from Stoops and Castiglione.

Mixon appeared in court Monday at approximately 1:30 p.m. before being released without bail for charges stemming from an early morning altercation on July 25.

Mixon, a five-star running back and the top-ranked OU signee for its 2014 class, was expected to contribute this season to Oklahoma's inexperienced backfield.

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