Baylor senior safety charged with assault

DIXON_AHMADBy Paula Ann Solis
Staff Writer

Baylor head coach Art Briles said on Monday that he knew of senior safety Ahmad Dixon’s legal woes prior to the Sept. 21 ULM game. Dixon fully participated in the ULM game before suffering an injury.

Dixon, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with a Class A misdemeanor assault, according to Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department.

Executive associate athletics director for external affairs Nick Joos said Baylor athletics is handling the matter internally.

Dixon’s arrest stemmed from the alleged assault of a 21-year-old male the night of Sept. 16, according to a Waco Police Department press release. The unidentified man reported to Waco police officers on Sept. 17 that he was attacked while he was visiting his cousin at The Grove apartment complex, where Dixon also lives.

Police said the alleged assault developed because the assailant believed the unidentified man broke into his apartment several months ago. When the man laughed at his accuser, according to the release, the assailant began punching him in the face and head, resulting in a possible concussion. The victim told officers he waited until the next day to report the assault because he and his family received threats from his attacker. When later photographed by police, he showed swelling and bruising on his face, head and elbow, according to the press release.

Detectives later interviewed Dixon in regard to the Sept. 16 attack then a warrant for his arrest was issued. Thursday afternoon, Dixon arrived at the McLennan County jail to turn himself in and was released on bond the same day.

Daniel Hill contributed to this report.