Threatening charge against Bengals’ Joe Mixon dismissed
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals running back Joe Mixon no longer faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated threat for allegations that he threatened and pointed a gun at a woman in Cincinnati.
A Friday order dismissing the case in Hamilton County Municipal Court only said the city attorney’s office requested the dismissal “in the interests of justice.”
A warrant for Mixon’s arrest was issued Thursday. The accompanying affidavit from a police officer alleged that the 26-year-old pointed a gun and said to the victim, “You should be punched in the face. I should shoot you, the police (can’t) get me.
He said the altercation happened a few blocks from the Bengals’ stadium on Jan. 21 – the day before Cincinnati won a Division Round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills – but didn’t. provided no further details of the circumstances.
The court filing did not name an attorney for Mixon. The Bengals did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.
Mixon rushed for 814 yards and seven touchdowns this season, his sixth. He also had 60 receptions for 441 yards, two career highs and two touchdowns.
By 2021, he had rushed for career highs of 1,205 yards and 13 touchdowns for Cincinnati, where he has spent his entire career.
Mixon was Oklahoma’s 2017 second-round draft pick. Multiple teams said they dropped him due to character concerns after Mixon punched an Oklahoma college student in the face in 2014.
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.
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