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Arrest warrant issued for Bengals star Joe Mixon

Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Arrest warrant issued for Bengals star Joe Mixon

The Cincinnati Bengals were knocked out after a pretty controversial AFC Championship game. Now, it just keeps getting worse. Star running back Joe Mixon has a warrant out for his arrest for aggravated menacing.

The Bengals are aware of the situation and are currently investigating after the news broke on Thursday. According to the warrant, Mixon pointed a gun at an individual and threatened them. The incident happened just one day before the AFC Divisional game when the Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills.

Mixon pointed the gun at the face of the individual and said, “You should be popped in the face, I should shoot you.” While it’s hard to avoid trouble from that, Mixon’s agent, Peter Schaffer, believes the charges will drop by Friday morning.

“I really feel that police have an obligation before they file charges — because of the damage that can be done to the person’s reputation — to do their work, ” Schaffer said.

Schaffer via ESPN

This isn’t the first time Mixon has had trouble with the law. Back in 2014, he was charged with misdemeanor assault for hitting a woman. It was his first year at the University of Oklahoma and eventually suspended for that season alongside a year of probation.

Mixon’s mom believes he’s innocent, which any mother would say. But she briefly told Cincinnati Enquirer’s Kelsey Conway, Mixon isn’t that type of person.

The 26-year-old had 814 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns this past season. He ran for 105 yards and a touchdown during that divisional game against the Bills. He’s entering the third year of his four-year, $48 million contract.

Whether it’s true or not, it looks like the charges are expected to be dropped. It may turn into the same situation as in 2014, which could lead to the league disciplining Mixon for next season. Regardless, it isn’t a good look for the running back as it’s now his second time being in trouble with the law.

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