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Brent Musburger criticized for his two statements about Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon.
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon. The Associated Press

Brent Musburger heard the complaints and he wasn’t happy.

During Monday night’s Sugar Bowl, Musburger noted that Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon had been suspended for the entire 2014 season for punching a female student in the face.

When he returned, Mixon rushed for 753 yards in 2015 and 1,183 yards this past season.

Last month, Mixon apologized for the incident, which NFL.com said involved Ameila Molitor, who had surgery for four facial bone fractures.

During the Sugar Bowl, Musburger said he hopes Mixon can make it to the NFL.

“He’s just one of the best, and let’s hope, given a second chance by Bob Stoops and Oklahoma, let’s hope that this young man makes the most of his chance and goes on to have a career in the National Football League,” Musburger said.

Here is the exactly what Musburger said:

That set off quite a few people on social media, which apparently got back to Musburger. He seemed upset as he tried to clarify what he had said about Mixon.

Both statements failed to placate fans, and some took a shot at Musburger.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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