Arrest warrant out for Joe Mixon: City of Cincinnati dismisses charges against Bengals RB but could be refiled

The city of Cincinnati has dismissed the charges against Joe Mixon after the returning Bengals faced a warrant for their arrest for allegedly pointing a firearm at a woman, Hamilton County Municipal Court presiding judge Curt Kissinger announced Friday. Kissinger only granted the request for release after the Cincinnati police were able to contact the woman. Although this case was dismissed, there is a possibility that it will be resubmitted.

“We are requesting release because we need additional investigations before proceeding with this case,” prosecutors said on Friday WLWT. “The Cincinnati Police Department was able to contact the victim. She understands the need to dismiss this case and the possibility that we may resubmit this at a later date. She still wants to continue this charge if we decide to refill it.”

According to court documents obtained by WCPO 9 News, Mixon was charged with aggravated threats after he allegedly pointed a firearm at a woman on Jan. 21 – a day before the Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round of the playoffs.

According to the affidavit, Mixon stated, “They were supposed to be slammed in the face. I should shoot you, the police [can’t] Catch me.”

In an opinion CBS Sports NFL insider Josina Anderson told the Bengals, “The club is aware that misdemeanor charges have been filed 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 on this matter to NFL Media.

“It was a hasty judgment. You’ll drop the charges first thing in the morning. I truly believe that before filing charges, the police have a duty – because of the damage that can be done to a person’s reputation – to do their job. They should be kept at a higher level. Because I don’t play with people’s lives.”

Back in 2014, while he was in Oklahoma, the running back punched a student in the face and sent her to the hospital. Mixon would later accept a plea deal that included a year of probation, counseling and 100 hours of community service. He was not invited because of the incident to the NFL combine.

Mixon just finished his sixth season with the Bengals, who were ousted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the postseason AFC Championship Game, losing 23-20. He rushed 210 times for 814 yards and seven touchdowns in 2022, and also caught 60 passes for 441 yards and two more points. Mixon signed a four-year extension ahead of the 2020 NFL season and made his first Pro Bowl the following year after rushing for a career-high 1,519 yards from scrimmage and 16 total touchdowns.

Mixon was drafted #48 by the Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft from Oklahoma. The running back was considered a first-round talent, although he fell in the draft due to character concerns. Arrest warrant out for Joe Mixon: City of Cincinnati dismisses charges against Bengals RB but could be refiled

Chris Estrada

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