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The star running back of the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL, Joe Mixon, was arrested this Friday on the charge of aggravated threat by the Cincinnati Police Department. after he allegedly pointed a firearm at a woman last January.
“To preserve a fair and impartial judicial process for the parties involved no details of the investigation or evidence will be released outside of official court proceedings“The Police Department said in a statement.
The accusation, which had been dismissed on February 2 of this year, stemmed from the discovery of new evidence found during the investigation process, Cincinnati Police reported.
Mixon, 26, was charged in Hamilton County, Ohio Municipal Court with pointing a firearm at a woman. The court report highlighted the threats made by the player to the woman.
“They should bust you in the face, I should shoot you. The police can’t catch me.”was part of the statements that were obtained from the event on that occasion.
According to the complaint said incident occurred on January 21, one day before the Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round of the American Conference (AFC).
Although the indictment was dismissed on February 2, at the court hearing held 24 hours later, Judge Curt Kissinger, chief justice of the Hamilton County, Ohio Municipal Court, stated in the record that the city attorney said further investigation was necessary before moving forward, which led to this new accusation.
It is not the first time that Mixon has been involved in problems of violence; In 2014, when he was 18 years old, the player was charged with misdemeanor assault for which he was suspended for one season with the Oklahoma Sooners.after he was seen on video punching a student at a restaurant in Norman, Oklahoma.
On that occasion the athlete completed a year of probation, 100 hours of community service and behavioral counseling.
joe mixon He has played six seasons with the Bengals, the team that drafted him in 2017 and with whom, in addition to being AFC champion in the 2021 season, he has once been a Pro Bowl selection. In his career, he accumulates 5,378 rushing yards and 40 touchdowns.
With information from EFE.
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