CINCINNATI — Police in Cincinnati issued an arrest warrant for Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon, who was accused of aggravated menacing after an incident with a woman last month.
Update 2:30 p.m. EST Feb. 3: Hamilton County Judge Curt Kissinger has agreed to dismiss the probable cause and arrest warrant that had been issued against Mixon, WCPO reported.
Mixon’s agent had expected the charges would be dropped, telling the news station, “It was a rush to judgment. They’re dropping the charges first thing in the morning. I really feel that police have an obligation before they file charges — because of the damage that can be done to the person’s reputation — to do their work. They should be held to a higher standard. Because I don’t play with people’s lives.”
- Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group
Original report: According to Hamilton County court records, Mixon, 26, allegedly told the victim on Jan. 21 that “you should be popped in the face. I should shoot you. The police can’t get me,” WXIX-TV reported.
The incident occurred the day before the Bengals faced the Buffalo Bills in an AFC playoff game in Orchard Park, New York, according to the television station.
In a statement, the Bengals said they were aware of the warrant and possible charges.
“The club is aware misdemeanor charges have been raised against Joe Mixon,” the team said. “The club is investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time.”
Mixon had not been arrested as of Thursday evening, WLWT-TV reported.
Mixon is a six-year veteran who was chosen by the Bengals in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. He was selected to the Pro Bowl when the Bengals reached the Super Bowl during the 2021 season.
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