Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been charged with pointing a gun at a woman and making threats, according to court documents.
Mixon faces a charge of aggravated menacing, according to documents filed Thursday in Hamilton County Municipal Court and obtained by The Associated Press. His attorney is not listed in the court records.
According to the warrant, Mixon pointed the gun at the woman and told her, “You need to be punched in the face. I have to shoot you, the police (can’t) catch me.’
The incident occurred on January 21, a day before the Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round of the playoffs.
The Bengals said in a statement to CBS News that the team was “aware” of the allegations and is “investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time.”
Mixon, 26, rushed for 814 yards and seven touchdowns this season, his sixth. He also had 60 receptions for 441 yards, both career highs, and two touchdowns.
A second-round draft pick out of Oklahoma in 2017, Mixon spent his entire career with Cincinnati and threw for career-highs of 1,205 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2021.
In 2014, when he was 18, Mixon punched an Oklahoma student in the face, an attack caught on surveillance video. He was suspended from the football team for a year and entered an Alford plea, in which a defendant pleads not guilty but admits there is enough evidence to convict. He was given a suspended sentence and ordered to do community service and counseling.
The incident hurt his draft position, with several teams saying they had waived him because of concerns about his character.
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