Cincinnati Bengals Owner Defends Drafting Woman Beater

David Hookstead | Reporter

Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown defended his team’s decision to draft running back and woman beater Joe Mixon.

Brown wrote a piece for where he did his best to explain his decision to draft the violent University of Oklahoma product.

He wrote in part:

Since the incident three years ago, Joe was suspended by the football team, pleaded guilty in court, and accepted the consequences of his actions. He later went on to become a good citizen in Norman, a popular teammate, a player respected by his coaches, and one of the most talented players in college football.

The Bengals take pride in our hometown and want to provide winning football on the field and successful players off the field.  That is the reason we drafted Joe – he is a rare football talent, and his conduct over the past three years leads us to believe he can help us win football games and also become a productive member of this community.

Mixon brutally smashed a woman’s face during his freshman year at Oklahoma in 2014. The graphic and disturbing incident was captured on camera.


Well thank goodness Mixon is a “rare football talent.” Surely that will make all the young women in Cincinnati feel much safer.

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