Running back Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals is the subject of an arrest warrant, according to WCPO 9 News. On January 21, the day before the Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round of the playoffs, Mixon allegedly pointed a pistol at a woman, leading to charges of aggravated menacing.
Mixon is quoted in the affidavit as stating, “You need a blow to the face. Since the police can’t locate me, you need to be killed.”
NFL Insider Josina Anderson of CBS Sports received a comment from the Bengals. “It is known to the organisation that Joe Mixon has been accused of a misdemeanour. The club is investigating the situation but won’t comment more at this time.”
In response, Peter Schaffer, Mixon’s agent, sent a statement to NFL Media.
“It was an impulsive decision. When daybreaks, the charges will be dismissed. I’m adamant that the police must finish their investigation before pursuing charges since doing otherwise would damage the suspect’s reputation. They must be held to higher standards. I don’t meddle in other people’s lives because of this.”
When he was still a student at Oklahoma in 2014, the running back once struck a female student in the face, sending her to the hospital. Mixon later consented to a plea deal that called for 100 hours of community service, counselling, and a year of probation. He was not allowed a pass to the NFL combine as a result of the incident.
Mixon recently completed his sixth season with the Bengals, who were defeated 23-20 by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. The Bengals were also eliminated from the playoffs. He ran for 814 yards and scored seven touchdowns in 2022. He also had 60 catches for 441 yards and two more scores.
Mixon signed a four-year contract before the 2020 NFL season. The next year, Mixon was chosen for his first Pro Bowl after racking up a career-high 1,519 yards from scrimmage and 16 total touchdowns.
In the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bengals selected Mixon from Oklahoma with the 48th overall selection. The running back was thought to possess a first-round talent, but due to moral problems, he was passed over in the draught.