Joe Mixon says he's done nothing wrong, but the former Bay Area football standout is cooperating with police investigating him for assault nonetheless.
Mixon, 18, is accused by a woman in Norman, Oklahoma -- where the former Freedom High running back is preparing for his first season of college football with the Oklahoma Sooners -- of punching a 20-year-old woman in the face during a fight in an on-campus restaurant last week, a blow that broke four bones, according to the Bay Area News Group.
Police say Mixon is an "involved party," according to reports. He has not been charged with a crime.
Kevin J. Finlay, Mixon's lawyer, says that Mixon was the one attacked, by both "verbal and physical attacks from a very intoxicated and troubled young woman," he said in a statement, according to the newspaper.
Mixon "instinctually defended himself against further harm," Finlay said.
Police did confirm that Amelia Rae Molitor, 20, of Norman did suffer facial injuries during the fracas.