Former Trojan tight end Bryce Dixon was arrested for carjacking Tuesday, according to TMZ Sports, all but closing the door on a potential USC comeback.
Bryce Dixon was arrested near the USC campus Tuesday afternoon for attempting to steal a car, the report from TMZ Sports alleges. Bail has been set at $100,000 but the investigation is ongoing.
The arrest almost guarantees that Dixon’s fight to get back on the field for the Trojans is essentially over.
The former four-star tight end was kicked off the USC football team and expelled from school last year following a student-conduct issue relating to misconduct with a female student. However, the university allowed Dixon to re-enroll after a judge stayed his expulsion.
Despite his reinstatement as a student, Dixon, who had 14 catches for 198 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman, was barred from rejoining the football team. USC’s statement on the matter read: “Where there is a disciplinary finding this serious in nature, the university prohibits students from representing the university, including as a member of its athletic teams.”
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Now, Dixon’s status as a student is once again in jeopardy, but there’s no guessing as to whether or not he will wear the cardinal and gold this season.
Though the slim possibility of Dixon’s return has existed since the summer, USC has progressed with the assumption that he was not coming back.
The Trojans brought in Oklahoma transfer Taylor McNamara and Florida transfer Daniel Imatorbhebhe to help fill up the unit, in addition to four-star tight end Tyler Petite in the 2015 class. For the 2016 class, USC has a commitment from four-star recruit Cary Angeline and continues to pursue another four-star athlete in De La Salle’s Devin Asiasi.