Michael Dixon, the Missouri shooting guard, has yet to play this year because of a suspension for reasons not disclosed. Over the weekend, those reasons began to emerge, as it is based on a Student Conduct Committee action against Dixon, and there were allegations of rape made by a woman on Twitter.
Steve Walentik of the Columbia Daily Tribune is now reporting that an offense report was made back on August 20th regarding Dixon. The police found insufficient evidence to bring charges.
Piecing it together, it appears that similar allegations were then brought before the Missouri Student Conduct committee, as this was apparently another student making the allegations. That body then decided to take some disciplinary action against Dixon. This would explain Kim English’s tweet from the other night: “The Univ of Missouri ‘student board’ is a joke. Acting and making a decision without having actual facts. University should be ashamed!”
If these allegations from August 20th are in fact tied to Dixon’s current suspension, then it is not up to Coach Haith as to when he returns, and likely depends on the University reinstating him from whatever disciplinary action was imposed by the Student Conduct Committee.
[UPDATE: According to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, the investigation into that August report was closed on November 16th. The school discipline for Dixon began in October.]
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