Who is Joe Mixon? Arrest warrant issued for Cincinnati Bengals running back for allegedly pointing gun at woman
OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA: Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was reportedly issued an arrest warrant on Thursday, February 2. The warrant is issued by the Hamilton County Municipal Court in Ohio after Mixon was accused of allegedly pointing a gun at a woman in downtown Cincinnati on January 21.
Mixon was charged with one count of aggravated menacing, after the woman claimed he pointed a firearm at her saying, "You should be popped in the face. I should shoot you now,” Mixon allegedly told the woman. “The police can’t get me,” reported New York Post. The alleged incident took place a day before Mixon was playing as the Cincinnati Bengals’ leading rusher in the team’s divisional playoff win at the Buffalo Bills.
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BREAKING: there is a warrant for Joe Mixon of the @bengals arrest. He allegedly pointed a gun at a woman and said “you should be popped in the face. I should shoot you now. The police can’ get me”. @Local12 pic.twitter.com/p1BX7Mljv4— Cassy Arsenault (@CassyArsenault) February 3, 2023
Who is Joe Mixon?
In the 2017 NFL Draft, Mixon was selected in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals. Since the player has played with the team for six seasons. He is two years through in his alleged four-year contract of $48 million. In his recent game, a day before the incident, Mixon was running for 105 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Although Cincinnati Bengals were eliminated from the playoffs after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in their AFC Championship game on Sunday.
This past season, he carried the ball 210 times for 814 yards and had seven touchdowns in the regular season, according to the source. Mixon's record stated he has a combined 39 carries for 163 yards and a touchdown in the team’s three post-season games. However, even prior to his recent allegations he has been mentioned as a "potential cap casualty" by outlets such as The Athletic, according to the source. The Bengals said in a statement the organization is “aware misdemeanor charges have been raised against Joe Mixon,” adding it is “investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time.”
Joe Mixon's previous history of violence
Mixon reportedly has a history of violence against women. In 2014, he was suspended for his entire freshman season at the University of Oklahoma after pleading guilty to punching a woman in the face. The victim was allegedly hospitalized following the altercation. In 2017, Mixon reached a civil settlement with the woman. He was selected in the 2017 NFL draft with the 48th pick overall, following concerns about his character after being sacked out of the first round. He also played in the Pro Bowl in 2021.
Last year, Mixon spoke about how his team has been supporting him and he aims to make the most of his alleged second chance. "When I came here, since Day 1, they told me, 'We’re here to let me know that no matter what, I always had a shoulder to lean on,'" Mixon said. “For those guys to do that when I came here it meant a lot. I was just happy to be a part of something special in terms of being in the NFL, and now that I’m literally playing on the highest level and in the best game in the history of sports, I feel so blessed and fortunate to be in this situation."