The NFL used Ray Rice as an example. After hitting his now wife in an Atlantic City Casino elevator, where he knocked her completely unconscious, the NFL turned on him as soon as the video was released to the public. The horrifying incident caused Ray Rice to be released from the Baltimore Ravens and he has never played another snap in the NFL since.
In 2014, Oklahoma Sooner’s Running back Joe Mixon had a similar situation. He knocked out Amelia Molitor, a white woman, in a bar after an altercation where he was supposedly called a “Nigger” by her. Mixon was suspended from playing at Oklahoma, and Amelia Molitor filed a lawsuit against him shortly after.
Knowing what happened to Ray Rice, as Mixon now prepares to enter the NFL Draft Thursday, he and Molitor came to an agreement to drop the lawsuit. They both released a joint public statement on the matter. I guess she decided that all things were settled between them.
The only thing this says to me is that Mixon doesn’t want to end up like Ray Rice or any of the other domestic violence cases that’s happened lately in the NFL. Whatever it takes to get teams to see him for his amazing talent on the field and not for the vicious hit he placed on Molitor’s face in 2014. Even though the lawsuit has settled, there is no doubt that Amelia Molitor is going to be cashed out heavy for dropping this case.