LSU OT Josh Boutte: Me, Wisconsin S D’Cota Dixon ‘became friends’

The LSU Tigers dropped an upset to the Wisconsin Badgers in the opening game of the 2016 college football season and the end of the game brought on a pretty controversial and scary ending. Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon intercepted a pass to seal the victory and was then leveled on a cheap shot by LSU offensive lineman Josh Boutte.

Boutte was suspended for the following week’s game against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, but he has since apologized to Dixon. He claimed on Tuesday that he and the safety have become good friends over the last two weeks.

“D’Cota Dixon, he’s a really good guy, really nice guy,” Boutte said when speaking to ESPN’s David Ching. “I got to talk to him and we exchanged numbers. We became friends over something that probably shouldn’t have happened. But in a way, I’m glad that we got to meet. … I just wish him the best.”

This is a pretty cool result to something nearly cost Dixon a few games of the 2016 season and probably should have cost Boutte more than just one game this year. It would be good to hear Dixon’s comments on the situation.

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