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Bengals bring Joe Mixon to Cincinnati for visit

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Running back Joe Mixon wasn’t permitted to go to Indiana for the Scouting Combine. He has since gone to Ohio instead.

Via the Cincinnati Enquirer, Mixon arrived in Cincinnati on Friday night for a weekend visit with the Bengals.

The Bengals met with Mixon at his Pro Day workout in Oklahoma, along with the Browns, Lions, and Saints.

Local reaction to the news of Mixon’s visit could be critical to the team’s assessment of whether the P.R. reaction would outweigh his value to the team, if Mixon is drafted by the Bengals. A video of Mixon viciously punching a female in the face has made him one of the most controversial draft prospects in years, if not ever.

The interest in Mixon also could be bad news for Gio Bernard or Jeremy Hill. Bernard tore an ACL in November, and Hill is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

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53 Responses to “Bengals bring Joe Mixon to Cincinnati for visit”
  1. geobh says: Mar 12, 2017 12:20 PM

    bring him on. who know he may punch katy blackburn in the face for letting the linemen leave.

  2. murraysons says: Mar 12, 2017 12:26 PM

    Of course they did.

  3. stoneydog1000 says: Mar 12, 2017 12:31 PM

    Well, at least he’ll have Pacman to mentor him.

  4. polksaladandy says: Mar 12, 2017 12:36 PM

    Seems to have the character and pedigree that would fit perfectly in the AFC North with Pitt, Balt or Cincy.

  5. MichaelEdits says: Mar 12, 2017 12:42 PM

    Of course they did.

  6. jimnaizeeum says: Mar 12, 2017 12:42 PM

    Him and his buddies harass two girls, when one has had enough and slaps him for being a punk. He then shows how tough he is by punching her in the face breaking four facial bones.
    He’s a real peach.

  7. couchbasher says: Mar 12, 2017 12:46 PM

    Do Browns/Gregg Williams wants to use Mixon on defense?

  8. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 12, 2017 12:48 PM

    Seems to have the character and pedigree that would fit perfectly in the AFC North with Pitt, Balt or Cincy.

    I doubt you have either a pedigree or much character…..troll.

  9. toybkshr says: Mar 12, 2017 12:49 PM

    They are consistent!

  10. elyasm says: Mar 12, 2017 12:53 PM

    I still say they take him in the third round.

  11. jm91rs says: Mar 12, 2017 12:55 PM

    Believe me when I say the team is not bringing him in to gauge fan reaction. If there’s one front office in football that doesn’t care about fan opinions it’s that one.

  12. wib22 says: Mar 12, 2017 12:55 PM

    classy

  13. wafflestomp says: Mar 12, 2017 12:59 PM

    I’m honestly surprised that the Vikings haven’t had him in for a visit yet.
    They definitely have a need at running back, couple that with the fact that character issues and domestic abuse have never been a factor in their personnel decision making.

  14. it's not gold.....it's yellow says: Mar 12, 2017 1:03 PM

    Perfect fit

  15. scoocha says: Mar 12, 2017 1:05 PM

    Perfect fit for Bengals. He will soon be best friends with Burfict and Pacman.

  16. oruacat2 says: Mar 12, 2017 1:05 PM

    It’s so much easier to mock the Bengals again after taking down that “days since arrest” police blotter that showed all the other teams’ criminals.

  17. nfl1818 says: Mar 12, 2017 1:08 PM

    do people want him banned for life?

    I think he deserves a second chance

  18. blacknyellablacknyella says: Mar 12, 2017 1:15 PM

    “Criminal? Can’t control your emotions? You’ll make a perfect Bengal!”

  19. rodgerstonelson says: Mar 12, 2017 1:23 PM

    I think Burfict should be his mentor.

  20. tommyd71 says: Mar 12, 2017 1:38 PM

    Mixon could b the steal of the draft. People will forget about a college transgression pretty quickly if he has success in the NFL and stays out of trouble…maybe he’ll be able to NOT fumble in a playoff game and cost the Bengals a win like Jeremy Hill…btw Cam Newton broke into a dorm room while at Univ. of Florida and stole a laptop…doesn’t mean you commit a crime when you’re still a teenager that no one should draft you…if that woman slapped Mixon first she shoulda been charged too…funny that never seems to happen, right?

  21. nje22 says: Mar 12, 2017 1:39 PM

    Tonebones, setting the domestic violence standard

  22. nje22 says: Mar 12, 2017 1:40 PM

    I’m sure he’s a big ladies’ man

  23. exinsidetrader says: Mar 12, 2017 1:46 PM

    Any so-called “Liberal” on here should believe in second chances.

    He was struck twice by the woman. Equality means you don’t get free punches with impunity. She paid the price and so did he. Lessons learned. Move on.

  24. maxkingpin says: Mar 12, 2017 1:59 PM

    Before this event was announced I wish PFT made up a poll for us to vote on which team was going to have Mixon in for a visit.
    I think it would have been Bengals in a landslide.

  25. steeltownpride says: Mar 12, 2017 2:08 PM

    So everyone wants to ban him for life ? But its okay if he was your garbage man or tire replacement man at Costco ? Who cares except for the woman who did wrong by what she did . Its true two wrongs dont make a right . In Florida and many other states you have the stand your ground laws . If he keeps clean in the pro’s i dont care if my Steelers draft or sign him .

  26. brianh992 says: Mar 12, 2017 2:08 PM

    Waffle is a richard.

  27. questionableopinion says: Mar 12, 2017 2:29 PM

    This would be a very “Bengals” move.

  28. mrclutch5569 says: Mar 12, 2017 2:30 PM

    Well this fits the narrative of Marvin Lewis and company

  29. Joe Schmoe says: Mar 12, 2017 2:30 PM

    “People will forget about a college transgression pretty quickly if he has success in the NFL and stays out of trouble.” I disagree. Though I believe in second chances and redemption, many Americans have forgotten it. Every game Mixon is at will be attended by paid-for agitators seeking to ruin the event for everyone. This is what we have become.

  30. nflpoker says: Mar 12, 2017 2:36 PM

    The Vikings did meet with him at his pro day. There was Zimmer, Spielman, and the running back coach Kennedy Polamalu. Zimmer also left with Mixon after his pro day. It has also been pointed out the Vikings have a connection to Mixon through running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu. The Zimmer meeting went “very well”.

  31. green18blue52 says: Mar 12, 2017 2:45 PM

    If this wasn’t caught on video, All 32 teams would not think twice about drafting him in the 1st or 2nd round. But instead the video exists and everyone is worried about fan or media backlash. Can we please stop talking about this as a player character issue and treat it as it truly is, a team image issue. I’m not saying the kid is a saint by any means but there are players in the league right now that have done much worse, only it wasn’t caught on camera.

  32. popcherrycoke says: Mar 12, 2017 2:49 PM

    The Bengals will never, ever be relevant.

  33. popcherrycoke says: Mar 12, 2017 2:52 PM


    If this wasn’t caught on video, All 32 teams would not think twice about drafting him in the 1st or 2nd round. But instead the video exists and everyone is worried about fan or media backlash. Can we please stop talking about this as a player character issue and treat it as it truly is, a team image issue. I’m not saying the kid is a saint by any means but there are players in the league right now that have done much worse, only it wasn’t caught on camera.”

    He broke four bones in a woman’s face. You are a disgrace to humanity. Go eat some skyline chili in your flyover wasteland.

  34. mrboado says: Mar 12, 2017 2:58 PM

    Winning and game play has always overshadowed character issues and morality.

    The win covers the sin.

    Case study: Tyreek Hill.

    Should these guys be forever judged by one mistake for the rest of their lives? Absolutely not. Should they have a chance to redeem themselves? Absolutely.

    If their behavior is continual and indicative of their character, then yes, the NFL and teams should keep them out of the league.

    Case study: Greg Hardy

  35. dirtdawg54 says: Mar 12, 2017 3:02 PM

    100% agree he deserves a second chance. That doesn’t mean it should happen in the NFL.

  36. popcherrycoke says: Mar 12, 2017 3:11 PM

    The Bengals haven’t done anything noteworthy in 30 years. Thirty. Years. And over the last decade have been home to the dirtiest, idiotic players in the NFL.

    Please draft the guy who caved a womans face in on video.

    Second chances? Yeah maybe if your team wasn’t already known for being a bunch of degenerates on and off the field.

  37. nhpats says: Mar 12, 2017 3:21 PM

    nfl1818 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 1:08 PM
    do people want him banned for life?

    I think he deserves a second chance

    ————

    Has he been punished for his actions? Has he showed contrition?

    Once he does those things then he may be due a 2nd chance…..

  38. rutchaser says: Mar 12, 2017 3:28 PM

    Do you think the Bengals really care about public perception? I hate being a fan of this team. Pacman should already be gone, Marvin has more than wore out his welcome, no free agents brought in, etc.

  39. mickmars says: Mar 12, 2017 3:32 PM

    I think he deserves a second chance
    ——————

    If it were your daughter he mashed in the face would you still feel that way? Just wondering.

  40. rugolin says: Mar 12, 2017 3:36 PM

    It feels perfect that the Bengals would want Rob Mixon to complete their very own Rogues’ Gallery of players. Can’t wait for Bengal front office to make the predictably ironic statement in the near future. “We are very disappointed in this player’s actions as it doesn’t represent our values as team or organization”

  41. mongobo says: Mar 12, 2017 3:41 PM

    To be fair, and I’m not sure why it’s left to the comment section for fairness, Mixon has also already met with least the Browns, Saints, and Lions. In addition, Albert Breer says Nixon is slated to interview with 24 NFL teams… I’m not sure why PFT is singling out 1/24th of the teams doing their due diligence with Mixon, but there you have it.

  42. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Mar 12, 2017 4:12 PM

    How appropriate…

  43. stillabengalsfan says: Mar 12, 2017 4:12 PM

    Not saying it’s right, but it would not surprise me to see them take this guy in the second round.

  44. FinFan68 says: Mar 12, 2017 4:23 PM

    He seems to have traded the NFL combine for the Dance, Dance Revolution finals

  45. theringisthething says: Mar 12, 2017 4:28 PM

    Never. hit. a. woman.

    I know, I know……unless your physically in danger.
    Lets be honest – how often is that the case?

    Unless you date angry MMA fighters or boxers the answer is never.

  46. jackedupboonie says: Mar 12, 2017 4:35 PM

    Is it me or does this guy waddle like a duck

  47. jeremycrowhurst says: Mar 12, 2017 6:04 PM

    I get the outrage, but the team that signs him will not lose so much as a single dime in revenue. His transgressions will be forgiven once he scores his first touchdown, which will be quickly. The kid can play, and that’s all the ticket-buying public cares about.

  48. heymister24 says: Mar 12, 2017 6:40 PM

    If cincy drafts Mixon, bengals fans will consider it a slap in the face.

  49. nhpats says: Mar 12, 2017 6:41 PM

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    mickmars says:
    Mar 12, 2017 3:32 PM
    I think he deserves a second chance
    ——————

    If it were your daughter he mashed in the face would you still feel that way? Just wondering.

    ———-

    If she was my daughter Mixon would be incapable of ever playing football again….

  50. stoneydog1000 says: Mar 12, 2017 8:34 PM

    Right nhpats, you would see Andy Dalton in the background and start to crumble and swooning in your major man crush, that you would forget all about Joe Mixon.

  51. joetoronto says: Mar 13, 2017 4:23 AM

    popcherrycoke says:
    Mar 12, 2017 3:11 PM
    The Bengals haven’t done anything noteworthy in 30 years. Thirty. Years. And over the last decade have been home to the dirtiest, idiotic players in the NFL.

    Please draft the guy who caved a womans face in on video.

    Second chances? Yeah maybe if your team wasn’t already known for being a bunch of degenerates on and off the field.
    ***********************************************
    Very well said, and nobody can argue it.

  52. bd233 says: Mar 13, 2017 7:43 PM

    My first reaction was no, but then I heard this happened 4 years ago when he was 17 and he hasn’t been in trouble since. If this is true, then yes he should get a shot.

  53. noose18 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:21 AM

    This kid would be a monster behind detroits new line.

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