Joe Mixon, the former Oklahoma Sooners star running back and current Cincinnati Bengals player, has been issued an arrest warrant for aggravated menacing. This news has been confirmed by WLWT5 in Cincinnati, as well as CBS Sports. Court documents state that on January 21st, Mixon allegedly pulled a firearm and threatened a female victim.
The Bengals organization has released a statement, saying that they are aware of the misdemeanor charges against Mixon and are currently investigating the situation. Mixon has had a successful six-year career with the Bengals, rushing for 5,378 yards and 40 touchdowns and catching 231 passes for 1,763 yards and 10 scores. He was also a major contributor to the Bengals team that advanced to the Super Bowl in 2021 and the team that came just short of a repeat trip in 2022 before falling in the AFC Championship Game.
Before Mixon joined the Bengals, he was a five-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite and the No. 1 all-purpose back, No. 2 player in California, and No. 19 overall prospect in the 2014 class. However, his career was put on hold when he was charged with misdemeanor assault in 2014 due to an incident involving a female victim. He was suspended for the 2014 season by Oklahoma but reinstated after sitting out for one year.
Mixon has since expressed regret for his actions, saying in an interview with ESPN in 2016 that “It’s never OK to hit a woman–never. I will preach that to anybody.” In light of the recent arrest warrant, it remains to be seen how the Bengals organization and the NFL will respond.
Stay tuned for updates on the arrest warrant issued for Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon.