It's probably safe to cross Joe Mixon off your list of future Jets. General manager Mike Maccagnan didn't definitively declare whether or not the polarizing Oklahoma running back is off Gang Green's draft board, but he strongly suggested that his team will pass on the talented, but troubled, ball carrier. Several teams have already eliminated Mixon from their plans thanks to an ugly incident nearly three years ago that resulted in the football player punching a female Oklahoma student. Mixon paid a small price for his vile act - a one-year hiatus from playing football - but it's clear that Maccagnan has little tolerance for such despicable behavior. "There's some things that are extremely egregious that I personally have a very hard time condoning," Maccagnan said Monday about players with incidents of violent behavior toward women. "And (domestic) violence in particular is a very serious thing to me. For me and my wife, we've had a personal experience with that.… We don't take it lightly." Close friends of the Maccagnans were killed in a domestic violence murder-suicide nearly seven years ago. The tragedy prompted the general manager and his wife, Betty, to become actively involved in the One Love Foundation to raise awareness about the warning signs of domestic violence.
Jets GM Mike Maccagnan unlikely to draft polarizing Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon
New York Daily News | Apr 25