Ahmad Dixon Update: Briles Does Not Expect Missed Time

Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald is reporting that Art Briles doesn't expect that senior Safety Ahmad Dixon will miss any time after his arrest on misdemeanor assault charges.

John Werner of the Trib reported earlier today that Ahmad Dixon isn't expected to miss any time as a result of his recent arrest, according to Art Briles. Here's a link to the full story, which is also quote in its entirety below for your convenience.

Baylor coach Art Briles said he doesn’t expect to suspend senior safety Ahmad Dixon in upcoming games following his arrest Thursday on a misdemeanor assault charge.

The No. 19 Bears open Big 12 play against West Virginia at Floyd Casey Stadium next Saturday after a bye weekend.

Briles said he was aware of Dixon’s situation prior to Baylor’s 70-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 21, and dealt with it at that time. Dixon played in the first half before missing the second half with an injury.

A 21-year-old man reported to police on Sept. 17 that his cousin called him to a Waco apartment on the night of Sept. 16 where he found Dixon and several other individuals playing video games.

The man told police Dixon accused him of breaking into Dixon’s apartment in the same complex several nights prior to that night. The victim denied it and then laughed, at which point Dixon allegedly punched the man several times in the face and head, police said.

The man said he did not report the assault immediately because he claims Dixon made threats against him and his family if the victim filed charges.

Dixon turned himself in Thursday and was booked into county jail. He was released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond.

Dixon is a three-year starter who ranks third on the team with 17 tackles this season. The former Midway prep All-American has collected 224 career tackles for the Bears.

This news certainly is a welcome relief after speculation swirled yesterday when news broke that Dixon was arrested for an alleged assault that occurred earlier this month. Again, we'll post updates as events develop to keep you informed.

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