Joe Mixon reaches civil settlement agreement with Amelia Molitor before NFL draft

Posted at 3:19 PM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 21:27:27-04

NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has reached a civil settlement agreement with Amelia Molitor, reports ESPN.

Molitor and Mixon settled over her accusation of intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The exact terms of the settlement were not made available.

Mixon released the following statement after the agreement was reached:

"I'm thankful Mia and I were able to talk privately. I was able to apologize to her one-to-one. The way I reacted that night, that's not me. That's not the way I was raised. I think she understands that. Talking together helps move us past what happened. I know I have to keep working to be a better person, and this is another step in that direction. I love working with kids, and I'm looking for more chances to do that kind of work. I want to lead a life that inspires them, and I hope I can lead by example from today forward."

Molitor also released a statement Friday:

"I am happy we were able to bring the lawsuit to an end. Joe and I were able to meet privately, without any attorneys, and talk about our experiences since that night. I am encouraged that we will both be able to move forward from here with our lives. From our private discussions I am satisfied that we are going to put this behind us and work towards helping others who may have found themselves in similar circumstances. I greatly appreciate his apology and I think the feelings he expressed were sincere. We both could have handled things differently. I believe if we had a chance to go back to that moment in time, the situation would not have ended the way it did. I'm finished talking about what happened that night with Joe. It's time to move on from that. I wish Joe the best of luck in his future."

Mixon punched Molitor in 2014 in a sandwich shop near OU. Security footage showing the incident was later released.

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