Bengals’ Joe Mixon charged with pointing gun at woman


Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon takes on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on January 29. AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was charged on a warrant with a misdemeanor count of aggravated threat, according to online court records released Thursday.

WCPO-TV, which obtained a copy of the warrant, reported that Mixon was charged with pointing a gun at a woman and saying, “You should be punched in the face.” I should shoot you, the police (can’t) get me.

The incident happened Jan. 21, the day before the Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills in a divisional round playoff game, WCPO reported.

Court records did not mention an attorney for Mixon.

Mixon, 26, had 814 yards and seven touchdowns this season, his sixth. He also had 60 receptions for 441 yards, two career highs and two touchdowns.

A second-round pick from Oklahoma in 2017, Mixon spent his entire career in Cincinnati and rushed for career-highs of 1,205 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2021.

In 2014, when he was 18, Mixon punched an Oklahoma college student in the face, an attack captured on surveillance video. He was suspended from the football team for a year and pleaded Alford, in which a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that there is sufficient evidence for a conviction. He was given a suspended sentence and ordered to perform community service and counselling.

The incident hurt his standing in the draft, with several teams saying they dropped him due to concerns about his character.


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