Joe Mixon appeared in a Cincinnati court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated misdemeanor threatening.

The Cincinnati Bengals running back is alleged to have «knowingly» pointed a gun at a woman’s face, saying she «should be hit in the face.»

The incident occurred less than a mile from the Bengals’ stadium on the same day the Bengals traveled to Buffalo to face the Bills in an AFC divisional round playoff game.

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Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) looks for space during the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati on January 8, 2023. (Joseph Maiorana/USA Today Sports)

An order was issued Mixon’s arrest in Januarybut the initial charge was dropped less than 24 hours after it was filed.

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However, police said new evidence prompted the filing of new charges.

Joe Mixon high-fives his teammate

Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Mixon (28) celebrates his touchdown with Cincinnati Bengals’ Tyler Boyd (83) during the third quarter of a game against the Carolina Panthers at Paycor Stadium on November 6, 2022 in Cincinnati. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

«This decision was made following the discovery of new evidence during the investigative process,» the Cincinnati Police Department said in a statement Friday, via ESPN. «To preserve a fair and impartial judicial process for all parties involved, no details of the investigation or evidence will be released outside of official court proceedings.»

Joe Mixon stares across the field

Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up before the start of a game against the Buffalo Bills at Paycor Stadium on January 2, 2023 in Cincinnati. (Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

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Mixon avoided charges in a shooting that occurred in his backyard that landed a teenager in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His sister and his boyfriend were charged.