4:18 PM PT — According to Local 12, the affidavit states Joel Mixon pointed a gun at the alleged victim, saying, “You should be popped in the face. I should shoot you, the police can’t get me.”
The Bengals released a statement on the matter … saying, “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.”
A warrant has been issued for Bengals star running back Joe Mixon’s arrest in Cincinnati … TMZ Sports has confirmed.
According to court records, the warrant is for a count of aggravated menacing — which is described as when a person knowingly leads another to believe they will physically harm them or their property, unborn child or member of their immediate family.
Aggravated menacing is a first-degree misdemeanor, according to Ohio’s State Laws and Regulations. If convicted, Mixon could face up to 180 days in jail and a fine.
Mixon, 26, just completed his sixth season in the NFL … and the Bengals were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday.
As a member of the Oklahoma Sooners football team in 2014, Mixon was charged with misdemeanor assault when he punched a woman after she shoved him in the chest. He entered an Alford plea … admitting there was enough evidence to convict him. He got 1-year probation, 100 hours of community service and behavioral counseling.
We reached out to Mixon’s rep for comment … so far, no word back.