Bengals’ Joe Mixon wanted by police, accused of pointing gun at woman
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is wanted by police on an aggravated threatening warrant, court records show.
An affidavit filed Thursday in Hamilton County, Ohio, Municipal Court says that on Jan. 21, Mixon pointed a gun at a woman and said “you should get punched in the face and I should shoot you.”
In a statement to The Enquirer, the Bengals said: “The club is aware that misdemeanor charges have been brought against Joe Mixon. The club is investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time.”
The Enquirer learned Mixon, 26, was not transferred to the Hamilton County Justice Center as of 7 p.m. Thursday night.
When The Enquirer contacted Mixon for comment on the allegation, his mother responded and said, “Did he? No, he didn’t.”
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She also referenced the term “money hungry” and said “you know Joe” before hanging up.
Mixon’s agent, Peter Schaffer, told the NFL Network that the misdemeanor charge against Mixon will be dropped on Friday.
Mixon just completed his sixth season with the Bengals. When Mixon first arrived in Cincinnati in 2017 after the team drafted him in the second round of the NFL Draft, his character was concerning as he was arrested for punching a college student in the face. from Oklahoma in 2014, an incident. which was captured on video. Since then, Mixon has made a concerted effort to put the incident in her past and reconstruct her identity.
It’s unclear what the Bengals front office will do with Mixon after this incident. Prior to this allegation, there was a strong possibility that the team could cut him for salary cap reasons. If the Bengals were to cut it before June 1, the Bengals would save $7.2 million. If they decided to cut it afterwards, they would save $10 million. The Bengals will begin working on a contract extension for quarterback Joe Burrow this offseason and several other key starters in the years to come and are looking for ways to save wiggle room in any way possible.
The Bengals granted Mixon a four-year contract extension worth $48 million in September 2020. His contract runs through the 2024 season with the Bengals.
Mixon is coming off one of the worst seasons of his pro career a year after being named to the Pro Bowl in 2021. He rushed for 814 yards and seven touchdowns in the 2022 season.