An arrest warrant has been issued for Bengals running back Joe Mixon by Cincinnati police.
The warrant is for aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor, and was issued Thursday. The incident was said to have happened “on or about” Jan. 21. Pro Football Focus’ Mike Renner first reported the news, which has since been confirmed by multiple other reporters. The Bengals released a statement saying they were aware of the warrant.
According to the warrant, Mixon knowingly pointed a gun at the victim and said, “You should be popped in the face. I should shoot you. The police can’t get me.”
The warrant doesn’t say what time on the 21st the incident took place. That afternoon, the Bengals traveled to Buffalo for their divisional round matchup against the Bills.
When Mixon was going through the draft process in 2016, several teams had him off their board due to a misdemeanor assault in 2014 in which he punched a woman near the University of Oklahoma. The victim suffered broken bones in her face as a result, which required surgery.
Mixon received a one-year deferred sentence, as well as community service, after submitting an Alford plea. The victim sued him in federal court nearly two years later, and the lawsuit was eventually settled out of court.
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