Warrant Issued for Cincinnati Bengals Running Back Joe Mixon Arrest Over Misdemeanor Aggravated Menacing.
The Hamilton County in Ohio saw the filing of a complaint on Thursday leading to the issuance of an arrest warrant for Cincinnati Bengals’ running back, Joe Mixon. The Bengals have acknowledged the charges against Joe Mixon and are currently investigating the matter. The team refrained from making further comments on the situation.
The warrant asserts that Joe Mixon is accused of brandishing a firearm at an individual on January 21st and threatening to shoot them in the face. The alleged incident took place at the intersection of Walnut Street and East Third Street in Cincinnati’s downtown area, the day prior to the Bengals winning against the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs.
What Joe Mixon agent said?
Joe Mixon agent, Peter Schaffer, released a statement to the reporters, anticipating that Hamilton County officials will dismiss the charges by Friday morning. He expressed that the charges were made hastily without proper investigation and that the police have a responsibility to thoroughly investigate before filing charges due to the harm it can cause to a person’s reputation.
“I strongly believe that the police must fulfill their duty to investigate thoroughly before filing charges,” Schaffer stated.
Joe Mixon previous charges
Back in 2014, Joe Mixon was charged with misdemeanor assault for physically assaulting a woman while he was playing as a running back at the University of Oklahoma. He claimed that he was provoked with a racial slur which led to him using a homophobic slur before the incident took place. Mixon entered into a plea agreement and received a one-year probation and a one-season suspension.
In 2017, Mixon was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2020, he signed a four-year contract extension worth $48 million and was honored with a Pro Bowl nomination.
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