While Joe Mixon faces an arrest warrant after allegedly pointing a firearm at a woman, the city of Cincinnati requested to drop that charge, according to Newsradio 700 WLW in Cincinnati.
“The reason that the prosecutor asked for dismissal has not been given but the agent for Mixon has said that police rushed to judgment in the case that reportedly involved a road rage incident downtown. The agent says cops should be held to a higher standard and shouldn’t be playing with peoples’ lives and reputations like that.
“The aggravated menacing charge was brought after a woman said Mixon pulled a gun on her and threatened her at 3rd and Walnut. It isn’t clear if she has recanted that claim or if a private settlement was worked out between the parties.”
Hamilton County Municipal Court Presiding Judge Curt Kissinger did just that at the request of the city’s prosecuting office, saying there needs to be additional investigation before moving forward with the case.
The development comes less than a day after a warrant was filed, accusing Mixon of aggravated menacing following an incident with a woman in January. The charge for aggravated menacing is related to threats he allegedly made. According to the affidavit, Mixon stated, “You should be popped in the face. I should shoot you, the police [can’t] get me.”
The incident reportedly went down the day before the Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Mixon’s agent, Peter Schaffer, released a statement on the matter to NFL Media.
“It was a rush to judgment. They’re dropping the charges first thing in the 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. They should be held to a higher standard. Because I don’t play with people’s lives.”
Back in 2014 during his time at Oklahoma, the running back punched a female student in the face and sent her to the hospital. Mixon would later accept a plea deal that included one year of probation, counseling and 100 hours of community service.
He was not invited to the NFL combine as a result.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.