Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been recharged with aggravated menacing charges, according to reports. The charges against the 26-year-old running back were originally filed back on February 2 but were dropped the following day so police could investigate further.
Police say that Mixon — who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2nd round of the 2017 NFL Draft — allegedly pointed a gun at a woman during a road rage incident.
“This decision was reached following the discovery of new evidence during the investigative process. To preserve a fair and impartial judicial process for all parties involved, no investigatory details or evidence will be disclosed outside of official court proceedings,” a statement from Cincinnati police said.
This isn’t the first time that Mixon has been in trouble with the law, and he was charged with a misdemeanor assault in October 2014 after allegedly punching a woman while attending the University of Oklahoma.
Then, in addition to the alleged incident on February 2, police responded to a call of “shots fired” at Mixon’s home on March 6, where an injured child was found and transported to a local hospital. While Mixon was not charged at the time, the investigation by police remains ongoing.
Following the charges against Mixon, the Bengals released the following statement about the controversial running back:
“The Club is aware misdemeanor charges have been raised against Joe Mixon. The Club is monitoring the situation and will not comment further at this time.”
In addition to Mixon, the Bengals also have Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams on their depth chart at the running back position.
During his six-year NFL career this far, Mixon has carried the ball 1,314 times for 5,378 yards and 51 touchdowns. He’s also caught 231 passes for 1,763 yards and another 10 TDs.
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