The Baylor Bears’ senior leader in the defensive backfield, Ahmad Dixon, has been arrested on misdemeanor assault charges, according to KWTX-TV. The arrest stems from a Sept. 16 altercation. Dixon believed the man he assaulted had broken into his home.
A warrant issued for his arrest says Dixon assaulted a 21-year-old man back on Sept. 16 after Dixon believed the victim had broken into his home.
The victim did not require hospitalization but did suffer injuries to his face, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
There are very few further details at this time, and whether Dixon sees more serious charges levied against him remains to be seen. He was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bond.
Neither coach Art Briles nor the athletic department have made a statement publicly regarding the arrest. No matter what happens with the authorities, Dixon is still subject to team punishment should it be warranted.
The 6-foot, 205-pounder has started 29 consecutive games for Baylor and currently sits at third on the team with 17 tackles. He collected a whopping 102 total tackles as a junior in 2012.
The Bears have a bye week on Saturday and don’t play again until their Big 12 opener against West Virginia on Oct. 5.