Update: A county judge dismissed the charges against Mixon and revoked the arrest warrant Friday morning, as of WCPO. Cincinnati Police contacted the victim to let her know.
An arrest warrant was issued for Bengals running back Joe Mixon Thursday afternoon after he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman in downtown Cincinnati last month, according to multiple reports.
According to the arrest warrant, obtained by WCPO’s Evan Millwardpolice said Mixon pointed a gun at a woman on Jan. 21 and said, “You should be punched in the face, I should shoot you, police [can’t] Take me.”
Other details of the incident — which officials said happened just one day before their divisional-round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills in New York — are not yet known.
The death warrant was issued for one count of aggravated menacing, an Ohio charge that states a person shall not intentionally “lead another to believe that the offender will cause serious physical injury to the person or property of the other person, the other person’s unborn , or a member of the other person’s immediate family.”
“The club is aware of allegations against Joe Mixon,” the Bengals said in a brief statement. via Fox 19’s Jeremy Rauch. “The club is investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time.”
Mixon’s agent, Peter Schaffer, said he expects the misdemeanor charge to be dropped Friday.
“There was a rush to judgement,” Schaffer told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. “I really feel the police have an obligation before they lay charges – because of the damage that can be done to the person’s reputation – to do their job. They should be held to a higher standard. Because I don’t play with people’s lives.”
Mixon’s mother also spoke briefly with the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Kelsey Conway on Thursday night.
Mixon had 814 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground last season, his sixth with the Bengals. He had 19 rushing yards on eight carries, along with three catches, in the Bengals’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game last week.
The 26-year-old enters the third year of a four-year, $48 million deal this fall.
The incident is the last for Mixon during his playing career. He was suspended for one season while at Oklahoma in 2014 after he was seen on video punching a woman at a sandwich shop near campus. He was charged with a misdemeanor at the time. Mixon then spent two seasons playing for Oklahoma before the Bengals selected him with the 48th overall pick in 2017.