Standout Baylor Defensive Back Charged In Assault

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
Baylor standout defensive back Ahmad Dixon was arrested Thursday and charged with assault.

Ahmad Dixon (Jail photo)

WACO (September 27, 2013)—Standout Baylor defensive back Ahmad Dixon was arrested Thursday on a warrant charging misdemeanor assault.

Dixon turned himself in at around noon Thursday at the McLennan County Jail after an arrest warrant was issued, police said.

The former Midway High School standout posted a $1,500 personal recognizance bond and was released from custody Thursday afternoon.

The warrant issued for his arrest says Dixon assaulted a 21-year-old man who Dixon believed had broken into his apartment several months ago.

The victim, who wasn’t identified, told police his cousin had invited him to play video games in a different apartment on Sept. 16 in the same complex where Dixon lives.

When he arrived Dixon and several other people were in the apartment playing video games.

Dixon accused the victim of breaking into his apartment and when the man denied the accusation and laughed, “Dixon began to assault the victim,” Swanton said.

The victim did not require hospitalization but did suffer injuries to his face, arm and elbow, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

The assault wasn’t reported until the next day “due to threats made to the victim and the victim’s family by Dixon if the victim filed charges,” Swanton said.

Dixon "admitted to this assault," according to the affidavit filed for the arrest warrant.

The assault happened on the night of Sept. 16 at the apartment in the 2800 block of South University Parks Drive, Swanton said.

Heath Nielsen, Baylor’s associate athletic director for communications, issued a brief statement on the arrest Friday in which he said, "We're aware of the situation and it will be handled internally as is our practice.”

Baylor is scheduled to play again until Oct. 5 when the Bears host West Virginia.

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