One of the top running back prospects in the 2017 NFL draft, Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon, is feeling the repercussions of his 2014 arrest when he was caught on camera punching a female student in the face. The victim suffered four fractured facial bones.
As a result, Mixon will not be invited to attend this year’s scouting combine.
NFL teams received final combine invite list. Among those not invited: Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon and Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora, per sources.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 3, 2017
The NFL implemented a rule last year that allowed for players with violent histories to be barred from participating in the event.
Some saying Mixon & Zamora combine non-vites don't fit the new NFL rule, but here's what NFL dot com posted on that last year pic.twitter.com/yktpOcUZ8X
— Justin Higdon (@afc2nfc) February 3, 2017