A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Cincinnati Bengals star running back Joe Mixon. According to court documents, the warrant is for a count of aggravated menacing, which is described as when a person intentionally leads another to believe they will physically harm them or their property, unborn child, or member of their immediate family.
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As per Ohio’s State Laws and Regulations, aggravated menacing is a first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, Mixon could face up to 180 days in jail and a fine. The 26-year-old has just completed his sixth season in the NFL and the Bengals were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday.
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An affidavit alleged that Mixon pointed a gun at a woman and “did knowingly point a firearm at the victim stating, ‘You should be popped in the face. I should shoot you now. The police can’t get me,’” according to Cincinnati’s WKRC-TV.
Other details surrounding the incident, which occurred just one day before their divisional round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills in New York – are not yet known.
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“The club is aware misdemeanor charges have been raised against Joe Mixon. The club is investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time,” said a Bengals spokesperson, reported Fox News Digital.
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Mixon has a history of off-the-field incidents that date back to his time as a student-athlete at Oklahoma. In 2014, he was charged with misdemeanor assault when he punched a woman after she shoved him in the chest. He filed an Alford plea, admitting there was enough evidence to convict him. He got 1-year probation, 100 years of community service, and behavioral counseling. Video of the incident later went viral. Mixon’s punch left Amelia Molitor with a broken jaw and cheekbone. They later settled out of court.