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Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Mixon Wanted On Aggravated Menacing Charges

Cincinnati, OH – A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon after he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman in January and told her she should be shot in the face.

Court documents said the incident occurred on Jan. 21 in the 300-block of Walnut Street near the intersection of East Third Street in downtown Cincinnati, WLWT reported.

Mixon allegedly pointed a firearm at the victim and told her, “You should be popped in the face, I should shoot you, the police can’ get me.”

A warrant for the arrest of Mixon on misdemeanor aggravated menacing charges was issued by the Hamilton County Court on Thursday, ESPN reported.

This is not the first time that Mixon has been in trouble with the law.

The running back was charged with misdemeanor assault in 2014 for punching a woman while he was still a student at University of Oklahoma, ESPN reported.

Mixon claimed he was called a racial slur, and that prompted him to use an anti-gay slur.

The altercation that ensued was captured by surveillance cameras at the restaurant and showed a woman shoved the then-college football player a couple of times before Mixon struck her – hard – and she fell to the ground.

The video showed Mixon walked off while another man bent to help the woman who remained on the floor after she was hit by the future National Football League (NFL) player.

Mixon was given a plea deal for that incident and sentenced to one year of probation and suspended from his college’s football team for one year, ESPN reported.

Peter Schaffer, Mixon’s agent, told reporters on Feb. 2 that he expected Hamilton County officials to drop the charges on Friday because they moved too quickly.

“It was a rush to judgement,” Schaffer said. “They’re dropping the charges first thing in the morning. I really feel that police have an obligation before they file charges — because of the damage that can be done to the person’s reputation — to do their work. They should be held to a higher standard. Because I don’t play with people’s lives.”

Mixon was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft, ESPN reported.

The team said management was aware of the situation and was investigating.

In 2020, Mixon was named in the Pro Bowl and signed a four-year contract extension with Cincinnati for $48 million.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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