Mere months after it was announced that he was “no longer enrolled” at the university, it now appears that a path has been cleared for former Trojans tight end Bryce Dixon to return to USC and its football program. Per Michael Lev of the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O’Brien has ordered a stay of Dixon’s expulsion from USC. What happens next on the path to reinstatement remains unclear.
This is something of a controversial decision, as Dixon’s attorney Mark Hathaway told Lev that his client was expelled for Title IX sexual misconduct. Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian will also address this matter following the team’s practice today.
Despite his apparent off-field issues, Dixon did prove to be a talented tight end as a freshman, playing in 12 games and catching 14 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns. Just why a judge got involved in his reinstatement is also something of a mystery, but Dixon has implied that he did not feel he was treated fairly by the university in the days leading up to his expulsion.
Of course, Campus Sports will update Dixon’s story as more details become available.
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