The attorney for former Bay Area high school football star Joe Mixon said the Oklahoma freshman is cooperating with a police investigation into an alleged aggravated assault and maintains that his client "has done nothing wrong."

Mixon, 18, was involved in an incident at a Norman, Okla., campus restaurant last Friday morning. The alleged victim claims Mixon, a running back formerly of Freedom High in Oakley, punched her and broke four bones in her face.

The Norman police department released a statement Monday confirming Mixon is an "involved party" in an ongoing investigation. The Oklahoman newspaper reported that no charges were filed Monday.

Attorney Kevin J. Finlay issued a statement saying Mixon was defending himself.

 Joe Mixon on National Signing Day, Feb. 5, 2014,  in Oakley, Calif.. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
Joe Mixon on National Signing Day, Feb. 5, 2014, in Oakley, Calif.. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

"This past Friday morning Joe Mixon found himself in a situation where he was subjected to both verbal and physical attacks from a very intoxicated and troubled young woman," Finlay said in the statement. "As a result of these physical attacks, Joe instinctually defended himself against further harm.

"As promised, Joe met with investigators from the Norman Police Department this afternoon. Throughout the meeting, Joe continued to be forthcoming and cooperative with their investigation."

Finlay went on to say he is looking forward to the truth emerging. "As we have always maintained, Joe has done nothing wrong," the statement concluded.

Monday's police statement said the alleged victim is Amelia Rae Molitor, 20, of Norman, and that she suffered injuries to her face in the altercation.


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The police also reported there is a video recording of the incident but that the "evidentiary value of the recording prohibits its release at this time."