Baylor defensive back Ahmad Dixon was arrested Thursday and has been charged with misdemeanor assault.
Dixon turned himself in at around noon Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued, according to police. The two-time All-Big 12 honorable mention safety posted a $1,500 bond and was released from custody Thursday afternoon.
The warrant stemmed from an incident in which 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 called him to 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 suffered injuries to the face, arm and elbow, but did not require hospitalization, Swanton said.
Dixon also reportedly made threats toward the victim and the victim’s family if charges were filed, Swanton said.
Heath Nielsen, Baylor’s associate athletic director for communications, told KWTX the University is “aware of the situation” and that it will “be handled internally.”
Dixon has registered 17 total tackles for the 3-0 Bears who are off this week before returning to action Oct. 5 at home against West Virginia.
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