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Michael Dixon leaves Missouri basketball after rape accusations

The talented guard announced he is leaving after the recent drama of accusations and subsequent suspension.

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Dixon's exit ruins Mizzou's season

Of course the most anticipated Mizzou basketball season in a decade is ruined before it even gets started.

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Tigers 'will be fine' without Michael Dixon, Jr.

ESPN's Andy Katz weighs in on the Tigers situation with guard Michael Dixon.

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Dixon tied to 2nd rape accusation

There is more trouble for former Missouri Tigers guard Michael Dixon, Jr., as a second accusation of rape has surfaced against the for the second time in just two days. This accusation stems from a 2010 University of Missouri police reportwhere the victim declined to press charges. The victim allegedly refused to press charges because of a "fear of retaliation and being ostracized by family." The student has since graduated from Missouri.

The previous accusation surfaced when a report from a previous case was closed just a few days ago. In August, Dixon was accused of raping a woman, but because of insufficient evidence, the case was closed. The woman who accused Dixon of rape had publicized on Twitter she was the reason Dixon was suspended indefinitely.

Dixon has not played in a game this season for the Tigers, as he was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules on Oct. 26. Dixon's appeal of the suspension will ruled upon by University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

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Dixon reportedly leaves Missouri

Guard Michael Dixon Jr. has been suspended from the Missouri Tigers basketball team since Oct. 26, but now he has decided to leave school altogether. Dixon had been suspended by head coach Frank Haith, who said that Dixon was out due to violating a team rule.

The reason that Dixon has decided to move on is because he has been accused of forcibly raping a woman back in August of this year. Charges were brought forward, but there was not enough evidence to prove that Dixon would be guilty in a court of law.

Fed up with the allegation, Dixon sent a text to a friend saying that he is leaving school:

"Yea I'm done here bro I'm not gonna be here anymore another girl my freshman year pulled this ... on me now it's coming out and everyone is gonna think it's real so I'm thru bro I appreciate you tho just let as many (people) as u can know"

He then wrote in a subsequent message: "I have never harmed anyone"

The prior incident that Dixon is referring to happened back in 2010, when he was accused of raping a young woman. There were no charges pressed at the time, since the girl did not want her family to know what happened or for them to be harassed. The women also felt that she would not be believed since Dixon was a basketball player for Missouri.

In 2010, the women did tell then-Missouri coach Mike Anderson about what happened, and he said that nothing could be done until she discussed the allegations with the police. Dixon was ultimately suspended a few games in the early part of the 2010 season, because Anderson felt he had to do something.

Dixon was to be a key player for Missouri this season. Last year, he was named as the Big 12's Sixth Man of the Year, and also was named to the league's All-Defensive Team.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

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Missouri's Dixon accused of rape

Currently serving a suspension for violating team rules, MU guard Michael Dixon was accused and summarily cleared of rape charges.

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Dixon, Bull suspended by Missouri basketball

Frank Haith announced the suspensions for violating team politices and said and that each player would be out indefinitely.

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