When the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, controversy quickly ensued. By bringing him to the Queen City, Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis showed why they could care less about setting a culture.
Selecting Joe Mixon in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft may have been the worst decision the Bengals have ever made.
By taking the controversial, yet talented ball carrier so highly, the Bengals have sacrificed any sliver of a chance to salvage Cincinnati’s football culture.
Mixon, as you may be aware, knocked a woman out. KNOCKED A WOMAN OUT, in public, at a bar, on camera. That will never change, no matter how much on-field success Mixon may have for the Bengals. But, he’s apologized… so we’re good right?
He has apologized, and it’s been more than three years since the incident. And he’s trying his best to move on from the incident, (settlement) and so is the woman involved. But, the truth of the matter is, it will never go away. Apparently, Bengals’ ownership is OK with that.
Here’s why I’m not and you shouldn’t be either.