Bengals Running Back Joe Mixon In Trouble With The Law (Again) After Allegedly Pointing Gun At Woman

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Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was one of the top high school players in the country in the class of 2014.

Mixon entered the University of Oklahoma as the top-ranked all-purpose back in the nation and the 27th ranked overall player according to 247Sports.

But Mixon didn’t play a single game in his true freshman season. Not because he wasn’t talented enough. No, instead Mixon missed the entire 2014 season because he was suspended after punching a woman in the face, breaking her jaw in the process.

The suspension essentially served as a redshirt year for Mixon. He returned to the Sooners the following season had a breakout year. After another strong year in 2016, the Cincinnati Bengals selected him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

That pick likely game with the presumption that Mixon had learned something from being suspended. Mixon has spent each of his first six NFL seasons with the Bengals. He made the Pro Bowl for the first time following the 2021 season. Cincinnati then named him a captain prior to the 2022 season.

But Mixon struggled at times in 2022. He rushed for just 3.9 yards per carry and a total of 814 yards to go along with seven touchdowns. Though he added 60 receptions for 441 yards and two scores as well.

Mixon’s most notable contribution to the Bengals may well have been his coin toss celebration against the Ravens that led to a fine from the NFL.

But now he’s in the news again.

Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus reported Thursday afternoon that Mixon had a warrant out for his arrest for aggravated menacing.

Cincinnati sports anchor Chris Renkel later confirmed the news. Renkel also added that the warrant alleges that Mixon pointed a gun at a woman in downtown Cincinnati.

Ohio law defines aggravated menacing as the following, in part: “No person shall knowingly cause another to believe that the offender will cause serious physical harm to the person or property of the other person, the other person’s unborn, or a member of the other person’s immediate family.”

The Bengals have yet to comment on the situation.