Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is charged in a warrant for shooting a gun at an woman and then threatening her according to court papers.
Mixon is facing a misdemeanor count of aggravated menacing according to the court documents that were filed on this week within Hamilton County Municipal Court and obtained by The Associated Press. There’s no attorney for his case in the court records.
The warrant states that Mixon shot the victim and said to the woman, “You should be popped in the face. I’ll shoot you, and the police (can’t) take me.”
The incident happened on the 21st of January. 21- the day prior to when the Bengals defeated in the Buffalo Bills in a divisional-round playoff game.
The 26-year-old Mixon was a runner for 7 touchdowns and 814 yards this season, which is his sixth. He also recorded 60 receptions for 441 yards, which are both career records and scored two touchdowns.
A second-round draft selection from Oklahoma in the year 2017, Mixon has spent his entire career at Cincinnati and ran to career-highs for 2021 of 1205 yards, and 13 touchdowns.
In 2014, at the age of 18 years old, Mixon struck the woman Oklahoma student right in the face and was caught on video surveillance. Mixon was banned from the team for one year. He also was able to enter an Alford plea. In this plea the defendant doesn’t admit guilt, but accepts that the evidence is sufficient to warrant an indictment. He was sentenced to a deferred sentence , and was required to complete community service and receive counseling.
The incident damaged his draft standing as several teams said they didn’t want due to concerns over his character.