Modified on March 16, 2023 20:09 GMT
Joe Mixon was found not guilty. In fact, the Cincinnati Bengals running backs had filed no charges against him with the Hamilton County Attorney’s Office. He avoided any real punishment for the incident.
According to Tom Pelissero, Mixon’s agent released a statement after no charges were filed. In it, he detailed the night of the incident and how things went, showing Mixon’s innocence.
Statement by #Bengals RB Joe Mixon’s agent, Peter Schaffer, on the Hamilton County Attorney’s decision not to press charges against Mixon over an incident at Mixon’s home on March 6.
The explanation is:
“We have been notified by Hamilton County Attorney Melissa Powers and the Hamilton County Sherriff’s Office that no charges will be filed against Joe Mixon…counterfeiting…Joe has been the subject of multiple threats of physical violence and harassment on social media.”
The statement continued:
“On the night of the incident, several vehicles pulled up outside Joe’s house and blocked the road… Joe and his physical therapist felt threatened and feared for their safety… He had no intention of threatening anyone, nor does he.” He had no intention of shooting anyone and he didn’t.”
It describes the events of the evening that transpired as a result of a game played by the young adults:
“When another person fired a firearm, Joe intervened to stop the young person from firing a firearm… It is now clear that the young adults were playing a game of running around the neighborhood performing paramilitary moves with plastic guns.” , which should look like real guns… This is clearly a serious problem.”
Mixon may still face penalties from the NFL, but he’s avoiding legal punishment for now.
Will the NFL suspend Joe Mixon?
The NFL has an inconsistent track record of legal issues for its players. Alvin Kamara has yet to avoid a suspension for a Las Vegas attack and other stars have been hit with lengthy sentences.
Joe Mixon was not charged
It remains to be seen what the NFL will do, but since no charges have been filed against the Bengals star, the league is unlikely to penalize him. Given that he has not been found guilty of any crime, a suspension would be a bit of an overstatement.