As Joe Mixon faces a warrant for his arrest after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman, the city of Cincinnati is asking for the charge to be dropped. Hamilton County Municipal Court Presiding Judge Curt Kissinger will only dismiss the charges after ensuring the alleged victim of the case has been notified, according to Newsradio 700 WLW in Cincinnati.
“The reason why the prosecutor asked for the dismissal was not given, but Mixon’s agent said police rushed to try the case which allegedly involved a road rage incident in the center The officer says cops should be held to a higher standard and should I don’t gamble with people’s lives and reputations like that.
“The aggravated threat charge was brought after a woman said Mixon pointed a gun at her and threatened her at 3rd and Walnut. It’s unclear whether she retracted that claim or a private settlement has been reached between the parties.”
According to court documents obtained by WCPO 9 News, Mixon is charged with aggravated threat after he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman on January 21 – the day before the Bengals lost to the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round of the playoffs. .
According to the affidavit, Mixon said: “You should be punched in the face. I should shoot you, the police [can’t] catch me.”
In a report Provided to CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson, the Bengals said, “The club is aware that misdemeanor charges have been brought against Joe Mixon. The club is investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time.”
Mixon’s agent, Peter Schaffer, released a statement about it to NFL Media.
“It was a rush to judgement. They drop the charges first thing in the morning. I really feel the police have an obligation before they press charges – because of the damage that can be done to the reputation of the person – to do their job. They should be held to a higher standard. Because I don’t gamble with people’s lives.
In 2014, while in Oklahoma, the running back punched a female student in the face and sent her to the hospital. Mixon would later accept a plea deal that included one year of probation, counseling and 100 hours of community service. It was not invited to the NFL combine because of the incident.
Mixon is coming off his sixth season with the Bengals, who were knocked out of the playoffs by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, losing by a score of 23-20. He rushed 210 times for 814 yards and seven touchdowns in 2022, and also caught 60 passes for 441 yards and two other scores. Mixon signed a four-year extension ahead of the 2020 NFL season, and made his first Pro Bowl the following year after racking up a career-high 1,519 scrimmage yards and 16 total touchdowns.
Mixon was selected by the Bengals with the No. 48 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft in Oklahoma. The running back was considered a first-round talent, although he dropped out in the draft due to character issues.