An arrest warrant for Cincinnati Bengal’s running back, Joe Mixon, was reported by the Washington Examiner last week. Mixon is accused of committing the crime of aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor in Ohio, which could result in a maximum jail sentence of 180 days, a maximum probation period of five years, and a maximum fine of $1,000. Local outlet WLWT5 stated that the warrant was a result of an incident that took place in January. As per WLWT5, on January 21st at 12:49 pm on the 200 block of Walnut Street, Mixon is alleged to have pointed a gun at a woman and said, “You should be popped in the face, I should shoot you, the police can’t get me.” The incident happened a day before the Bengals were set to play against the Buffalo Bills in a playoff game.
A warrant has been issued for Bengals star running back Joe Mixon's arrest in Cincinnati. https://t.co/NzJJ22iJ0Z
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 2, 2023
After being informed of the arrest warrant, the Bengals issued a statement acknowledging the misdemeanor charges against Mixon and announced that they were looking into the matter. Mixon’s agent, Peter Schaffer, also released a statement asserting that the warrant was going to be withdrawn, alleging that it was a hasty conclusion and that the police ought to adhere to higher standards. His prediction proved to be accurate, as the Cincinnati city prosecutor dismissed the charges against Mixon just a day after the warrant was made public. Prosecutor Amber Daniel stated that they needed more investigation before they could proceed with the case and that the victim still wanted to pursue the charges if they were to refile the case.
The incident involving Joe Mixon has been a roller coaster of events. From the initial arrest warrant to its sudden dismissal, it has been difficult to keep up with all of the developments. It is unclear what exactly prompted the decision to drop the charge against Mixon, but it is clear that his agent was right in his assessment of the situation. It is important for police to be held to a higher standard when it comes to filing charges as they can have serious consequences for those involved. The Bengals have yet to comment further on the situation, but it will be interesting to see what their response is once all of the details have been sorted out.
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