Oklahoma’s Westbrook thinks Mixon should be at NFL combine


FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma football player Joe Mixon speaks out for the first time since the release of a 2014 video showing him punching a woman in the face, at a press conference in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook believes Joe Mixon should be at this week's NFL's scouting combine. Mixon was absent during Friday's, March 3, 2017, running back workouts because a league policy bars players convicted of violent crimes from attending. Mixon and Westbrook were college teammates. (Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP, File)


FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon (25) celebrates his touchdown against Auburn in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook believes Joe Mixon should be at this week's NFL's scouting combine. Mixon was absent during Friday's, March 3, 2017, running back workouts because a league policy bars players convicted of violent crimes from attending. Mixon and Westbrook were college teammates. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook believes Joe Mixon should be at this week’s NFL’s scouting combine.

Mixon was absent during Friday’s running back workouts because a league policy bars players convicted of violent crimes from attending. Mixon and Westbrook were college teammates.

Westbrook also has had run-ins with the law, acknowledging he’s spent time in jail but was never convicted.

Mixon was placed on probation, ordered to complete community service and suspended for the 2014 Oklahoma football season after punching a woman in the face. The video surfaced late last year.

Westbrook said he felt Mixon had “paid his debt to society.”

Earlier this week, Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn said “I don’t think it’s real fair” Mixon couldn’t attend.

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FILE – In this Dec. 23, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma football player Joe Mixon speaks out for the first time since the release of a 2014 video showing him punching a woman in the face, at a press conference in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook believes Joe Mixon should be at this week’s NFL’s scouting combine. Mixon was absent during Friday’s, March 3, 2017, running back workouts because a league policy bars players convicted of violent crimes from attending. Mixon and Westbrook were college teammates. (Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_115356610-87fe2a00ff7f4b9f8a74476a1466ed79.jpgFILE – In this Dec. 23, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma football player Joe Mixon speaks out for the first time since the release of a 2014 video showing him punching a woman in the face, at a press conference in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook believes Joe Mixon should be at this week’s NFL’s scouting combine. Mixon was absent during Friday’s, March 3, 2017, running back workouts because a league policy bars players convicted of violent crimes from attending. Mixon and Westbrook were college teammates. (Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

FILE – In this Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon (25) celebrates his touchdown against Auburn in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook believes Joe Mixon should be at this week’s NFL’s scouting combine. Mixon was absent during Friday’s, March 3, 2017, running back workouts because a league policy bars players convicted of violent crimes from attending. Mixon and Westbrook were college teammates. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_115356610-26d2fd179d4e4e999d08684c5f2c7a3e.jpgFILE – In this Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon (25) celebrates his touchdown against Auburn in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook believes Joe Mixon should be at this week’s NFL’s scouting combine. Mixon was absent during Friday’s, March 3, 2017, running back workouts because a league policy bars players convicted of violent crimes from attending. Mixon and Westbrook were college teammates. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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