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Bengals draft Joe Mixon

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The most controversial player in the 2017 NFL draft is off the board.

With the 48th overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon.

Although he had first-round talent, many teams took Mixon off their boards entirely because of the ugly incident in 2014 when he punched a fellow Oklahoma student, breaking bones in her face. When video of that punch was released late last year, some people thought Mixon wouldn’t be drafted at all.

But talent wins out in the NFL, and the Bengals have a reputation for looking past players’ off-field troubles when the players can help on the field. And there’s little doubt that Mixon can help on the field.

With John Ross yesterday and Mixon today, the Bengals have added a lot of playmaking talent to their offense. With Mixon, however, they’ve also added a potential source of controversy. This pick will be heavily scrutinized.

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  1. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 28, 2017 8:30 PM

    That’s a slap in the face to have a class guy like Anthony Munoz read the card that had Joe Mixon’s name on it.

  2. groleo45 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:31 PM

    Of course it was the Bengals

  3. nflfollower says: Apr 28, 2017 8:32 PM

    You can’t make this stuff up

  4. ctiggs says: Apr 28, 2017 8:32 PM

    living here in cincy I’m glad they gave the kid a chance.

  5. theright0pinion says: Apr 28, 2017 8:33 PM

    Ladies in Cincy better keep their hands off Mixon’s neck.

  6. dimi1919 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:33 PM


  7. dickshotdogs says: Apr 28, 2017 8:33 PM

    And no one is surprised.

  8. joetoronto says: Apr 28, 2017 8:34 PM

    The team of turds doing there thing, what a disgusting franchise.

  9. nflsecurity862 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:34 PM

    The Bengals just being the Bengals.

  10. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 28, 2017 8:36 PM

    How hard is it to pronounce Muñoz’ name properly? It’s Muñoz with the accent over the ñ, not the u.

    Maybe the crowd is booing him because he’s dyslexic.

  11. RandyinRoxbury says: Apr 28, 2017 8:36 PM

    Just another reason to enjoy upcoming Bengal failures. 🙂

  12. smitty113 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:36 PM

    The land of the low life. Adam Jones approves of this pick. Can’t make this stuff up

  13. GenXJ says: Apr 28, 2017 8:36 PM

    Is this your card gb fans?

  14. jag1959 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:37 PM

    groleo45 says:
    Apr 28, 2017 8:31 PM
    Of course it was the Bengals

    And of course you posted that. No matter who drafted him a fan of some other team was going to post “Of course it was the ________ “

  15. mrnick66 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:37 PM

    let’s see vontaze….pacman…and now mixon,seems just about right. poor cincy!!!!!!!

  16. smartanis says: Apr 28, 2017 8:37 PM

    I should’ve made a career of beating and raping women, then learned how to carry a football on the side. I’d be a millionaire.

  17. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 28, 2017 8:37 PM

    Marvin Lewis will announce today he’s going to have Pacman Jones mentor him. If Mixon wanted a chance to move forward the Bengals were the worst place for him to go. Marvin Lewis has made it clear he doesn’t hold the players accountable for ANYTHING and they can do what they want because he’ll enable them until the day he gets fired.

  18. alan226 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:39 PM

    Who else but the Bengals would draft him. Would be shocked if they didn’t…

  19. nhpats says: Apr 28, 2017 8:39 PM

    He will fit in perfect with Vontaze and Adam

  20. fwippel says: Apr 28, 2017 8:39 PM

    Huh, boy! I wish Marvin Lewis lots of luck with this guy. He’s going to need it.

  21. arwiv says: Apr 28, 2017 8:39 PM

    Steal of the 2nd round….and all the holier-than-thous know it.

  22. navyvandal says: Apr 28, 2017 8:40 PM

    pacman Jones burfict and Mixon…gee great

  23. ahs2 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:40 PM

    At least he’ll have strong mentors in Pacman Jones and Vontaze Burfict!!!

  24. dickshotdogs says: Apr 28, 2017 8:40 PM

    Simply put, a straight up Bengals move.

  25. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 28, 2017 8:41 PM

    I just saw that video for the first time when they showed it. How he can claim self defense is beyond me. It appears as if he said something to her that made her mad and she shoved him. Sure, he shouldn’t have done that but to do what he did tells you a lot about his character. Then he just walks away like he didn’t do a thing. Yeah, a real class guy there. That’s his true character. And he showed he has grown by tearing up parking tickets. My guess is he’ll be hanging out with Pacman next week and they will be making it rain everywhere. Females in Cincinnati beware.

  26. bringbackkosar says: Apr 28, 2017 8:41 PM

    I’m sure he will receive positive mentoring and learn good citizenship skills from Burfict, Pacman and all the other class acts on that team while Marvin Jones and Mike Brown look the other way. Perfect landing spot

  27. tadams198611 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:41 PM

    Pac-Man Jones and Burfict are perfect role models for him.

  28. cincinnatikid13 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:42 PM

    So when should he have been picked to maleit okay? Or do y’all think that because he made a mistake 3 years ago when he was 18 that he can never make a living in his profession?

  29. shoesfinest says: Apr 28, 2017 8:43 PM

    Drafted by the same team that lets its employee spit on nurses and wish cops to die. Mike Brown proves again he is pond scum. Pacman approves.

  30. ajigel says: Apr 28, 2017 8:43 PM

    I’m glad the Bengals added a back, but not Mixon. Lots of talent, but I don’t want that baggage anywhere near the team

  31. doctorrustbelt says: Apr 28, 2017 8:43 PM

    Everyone has seen Joe Mixon hit that woman… but… has anyone watched any football video of Joe Mixon?!?

    Mixon is a player.
    An AFC North player.

    Mixon might have been the #1 player… if he didn’t break that woman’s face.

    Runs, blocks, catches, cuts, and hits like an NFL player.

    I’m torn.
    Watch him catch a deep ball.. and… IMMEDIATELY… look to make the safety pay.

    A PLAYER (w/ baggage).

  32. painkiller20 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:43 PM

    Joke of a franchise. Guy is garbage.

  33. benchokeshischikin says: Apr 28, 2017 8:43 PM

    Of course they did. Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis love these social science experiences. What a disgrace.

  34. ghostrider45 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:44 PM

    Plenty of stealers players better be worried now…. he’s gonna slap the spit out of them.

  35. Kingmj4891 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:44 PM

    A round too early

  36. r502 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:45 PM

    Pac Man Jones and Vontaze Burfict are going to be a good influence for Joe Mixon. This is one of the sketchiest locker rooms out there, and the Bengals are adding a guy that smashed a woman’s face and knocked her out cold.

    Open flame, meet gas can.

  37. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Apr 28, 2017 8:45 PM

    Should fit right in with the rest of the things.

  38. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Apr 28, 2017 8:46 PM

    Damn spell check.

  39. peytonwantsaflag says: Apr 28, 2017 8:47 PM

    Violent sport played by violent men,

  40. tjacks7 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:49 PM

    Congrats, Joe. Don’t let the media make one very stupid thing you did dictate your career or life. Very unprofessional of ESPN to spend so much time televising this incident during the NFL draft. No wonder they’re laying people off left and right.

  41. ktimmmtb says: Apr 28, 2017 8:49 PM


  42. truninerfan49 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:50 PM

    Are people really surprised. The only teams that probably even considered Mixon were Cincy, Oakland and Dallas. They don’t care about character

  43. raidernation37 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:50 PM

    Perfect match of a scum bag team and a low life abuser

  44. warpigz says: Apr 28, 2017 8:51 PM

    I guess when you have guys like Burfict on the team, Mixon seems like a fine young man…smh

  45. tajuara says: Apr 28, 2017 8:51 PM

    Let’s not pretend the Bengals are the only team to draft a player with problems. The only reason the glorious Pats cut Hernandez is because he was being led in handcuffs. Stop the hipocrisy, everybody deserves a second chance.

  46. sbdt says: Apr 28, 2017 8:53 PM

    Didn’t need a crystal ball to see this one coming

  47. stillabengalsfan says: Apr 28, 2017 8:54 PM

    Mike Brown owns the fact that he likes to give people an opportunity to turn their lives around. He doesn’t see it as a negative. It is what it is. He’s a great player. I hope he takes advantage of his opportunity and lives his life positively from here on out, and in turn makes the franchise proud that they gave him a chance. Ironic though that just after the booing of Mixon (expected, deserved), the crowd cheered for the great Jim Brown, also a woman beater.

  48. ChampKind813 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:55 PM

    I try and like the Bengals as just another team in the NFL I really do. However they continue to harbor and add seriously character flawed players to their team. No need to mention the names as they’ve been mentioned 100 times over by now and most who follow the NFL closely know who I’m referring to. It’s just harder and harder to defend their stance of character and good athletes as well as good people or lack there of. Yes I believe people can change don’t get me wrong but some of players on current roster haven’t changed and don’t seem interested in changing either and that could be a problem,especially for a rookie whos every move will be watched w a magnifying glass. Bengals have the right color w Orange but some guys resemble a solid orange more so than the stripes of a Bengal.

  49. PFT loves the Steelers says: Apr 28, 2017 8:56 PM

    I thought that kid with the rape charges that Oakland drafted (in round 1) was the most controversial? What about Dalvin Cook and his laundry list of serious issues? Or any of the other controversial players?

    Oh…I get it…the Bengals drafted him, so now can roast them. Lets be real, if the Steelers or Pats drafted this guy, the punch from 3 years ago would totally get downplayed. Be honest with yourselves.

  50. tfppft says: Apr 28, 2017 8:59 PM

    They had to take him in round 2 because the Cowboys would have picked him before round 3. He’s a Bengals/Cowboys type of talent.

  51. packerfanallday says: Apr 28, 2017 9:01 PM

    “2nd down and 9”

  52. thereving7 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:02 PM

    Good I’m glad we got this guy the Bengals are for rehabilitation. As a kid I hated all the crime behind Bengals players. Now I’m starting to like it. NFL IS LIKE WWE. We are the lowly bad guys lol. It may be the only way we can overcome the Steelers. I bet once we defeat them in the playoffs, some curse will be lifted.

  53. MichaelEdits says: Apr 28, 2017 9:02 PM

    Pacman’s got a buddy!

  54. ajigel says: Apr 28, 2017 9:02 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Apr 28, 2017 8:34 PM
    The team of turds doing there thing, what a disgusting franchise.
    Didn’t your team use your first round pick on a guy accused of rape?

  55. r502 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:04 PM

    This young man is joining a locker room that leads by example, it just happens to be bad examples.

  56. MichaelEdits says: Apr 28, 2017 9:05 PM

    Adam Pacman Jones should enjoy his new role as a mentor.

  57. bengalsfan2079 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:07 PM

    Fans didn’t choose to draft the guy the franchise did. I don’t like it but if the guy will work to get his issues figured out and does good on making up for his mistakes I’ll give him a chance. Yes the Bengals have a history of getting questionable character guys but look at their arrest record in the past 5 years and you’ll find very few have been arrested on their team. It’s a league wide issue of players not staying out of trouble not just one team.

  58. doctorrustbelt says: Apr 28, 2017 9:12 PM

    How many times has Vontaze Burfict been arrested?!?


    How many times has pittsburgh steelers coach joey porter been arrested?!?


  59. thun2der says: Apr 28, 2017 9:12 PM

    A dirt bag dude going to THE dirt bag organization, in a dirt bag city

  60. tonebones says: Apr 28, 2017 9:16 PM

    I love good football players, and Mixon is a good player. I think what Adrian Peterson did was 1,000 times worse than what Mixon did. Now there are two guys in the NFL that aren’t choir boys.

  61. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Apr 28, 2017 9:16 PM

    How appropriate

  62. bd233 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:25 PM

    It was 3 or 4 years ago, he hasn’t been in this type of situation again. He settled the case recently, he and the girl in question both said they were moving on. He should get a second chance. If he does it again, it’s over. But I don’t want to take away all career options from someone that young without giving him a second chance.

  63. charger383 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:34 PM

    I hope he becomes all pro for years just to upset some people

  64. davefromtheburgh says: Apr 28, 2017 9:38 PM

    The Commissioner should have made Mixon ineligible for the draft. Period. Alternatively, he should have been banned from the league.

    The reason that so many people are losing their interest in the league is the low-quality people who continue to make it up.

  65. nothingman says: Apr 28, 2017 9:39 PM

    I’m only surprised because I thought the Bengals would wait until the 3rd round.

  66. adubsinpurple says: Apr 28, 2017 9:39 PM

    It’s a hell of a pick!! He was an 18 year old stupid kid when that incident happened. The woman involved met face to face with him recently… and she admitted things should have went down differently that night. I certainly don’t condone any aggression towards women whether it be done physically or verbally.. but dang. The kid has payed for his mistake in millions… I hope he’s a first class citizen and a great representative for the Bengals for years to come. Stop hating peops.. great pick!!

  67. ibillwt says: Apr 28, 2017 9:41 PM

    Perfect fit. Carter will get him a fall guy.

  68. dadsource says: Apr 28, 2017 9:42 PM

    Let’s see…..harass a small gay man all the way down the street, follow him into a public place, continue to call him gay slurs, and when a woman stands up to you, you break her jaw and run away. Tear up parking tickets, abuse a woman in high school. This clown should not have played college ball, he should be in jail. Yet here we are.

  69. kissmytaintpatriotswinagain says: Apr 28, 2017 9:46 PM

    Need to change the strips on their uniforms too black and white.

  70. curtj5 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:47 PM

    Maybe he had roid rage. Comes with the territory.

  71. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Apr 28, 2017 9:54 PM

    The best RB in this draft class.

  72. ajigel says: Apr 28, 2017 9:54 PM

    I’m not going to defend Mixon, because in no way do I like what he did, but man – there’s a lot of people with glass houses throwing some stones. I’m especially looking at you Steelers, Pats and Raiders fans

  73. droppedinagreasefire says: Apr 28, 2017 11:34 PM

    Well, I guess this means Marv just bought another 100 years to win a playoff game.

  74. miller9630 says: Apr 29, 2017 12:31 AM


    Apr 28, 2017 8:39 PM
    Steal of the 2nd round….and all the holier-than-thous know it.


    The only way you would consider someone holier-than-thou that think it’s disgusting to punch women in the face is probably someone who has done it themselves.

  75. b412 says: Apr 29, 2017 11:49 PM

    The world is full of 18 year old kids who have done stupid things, usually after drinking too much. guy who happened to be gay used a racial slur aimed at Mixon and he took offense and followed the guy into a bar to address it. The girl was continuing the verbal assault on Mixon then essentially threw a punch when Mixon was leaving. Mixon made the unforgivable mistake of returning the favor. He screwed up, didn’t get arrested, and paid a big price.

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