COLUMBIA, MO (KMOV.com) – Missouri senior guard Michael Dixon was accused of rape back in August but was not charged with a crime.
According to the Kansas City Star, Dixon was accused of forcible rape on Aug. 20, but the Boone County Prosecutor's Office did not file charges because it determined there was not enough evidence. The case was closed on Nov. 16.
Dixon was suspended indefinitely from the Missouri basketball team in October. Head coach Frank Haith said Dixon violated team rules. Even though Dixon is not being criminally charged, he could still be punished by the university.
A board known as the University of Missouri Student Conduct Committee is responsible for deciding cases involving Mizzou’s student code of conduct. The committee is made up of faculty members. If a student is expelled, dismissed, or suspended from school by the committee, he or she can appeal to the chancellor. While the appeal is being considered, the chancellor can allow the student to continue his or her studies. Dixon is being allowed to travel with the team and practice during his suspension.
Over the weekend, Dixon, former Tiger Kim English, and the woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Dixon took to Twitter to voice their feelings about the situation.
After Mizzou fell 84-61 to Louisville on Friday night, Kim English tweeted out that Dixon should be playing. English also called the discipline board “a joke.”
The woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Dixon responded by tweeting that Dixon’s punishment was deserved because of what she claimed he did to her.
Dixon himself then took to the social media platform and stated he did nothing wrong.