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Report: SDSU dismisses Dillon Baxter

Posted on: February 29, 2012 7:51 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

A hundred years from now, scholars will still gather and debate the greatest moments of the Dillon Baxter Era at San Diego State, and it'll be a sad sight to behold. It just shouldn't take a century to dissect an era that failed to last even 60 days.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Wednesday night that Baxter had been dismissed by the team not even two months after transferring to the school from USC. Baxter had been suspended last week for what head coach Rocky Long referred to as a "variety of things."

While the school has yet to confirm Baxter's dismissal, the report says a source close to the situation told the Union-Tribune those "things" haven't stopped happening.

Baxter said he "couldn't talk about it" when contacted by the paper.

School seems to be the main culprit, as Baxter reportedly had issues with attendance and sleeping through study halls. The report also says that Baxter recently became a father, which may be playing a role in his ability to attend class and desire to find sleep whenever and where ever he can.

Baxter carried the ball only 9 times for 29 yards at USC last season, failing to receive any playing time in any of USC's final eight games.

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Comments

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2012 6:47 pm
 

Report: SDSU dismisses Dillon Baxter

Even though he is no longer at SC, I wish he would do well. It is a shame when such a person with all that talent would allow it to go to waste. I am not sure why he decided to leave SC, but at sometime in your life you have to accept responsibility for your own actions and tough it out.

His solution to whatever problem he was having as SC was to ask for a transfer.

Many college students these days are having babies, thus adding additional responsibly to their already over crowded schedule and things to do.  

I hope he is able to land at another college where he can utilize his athletic skills and ability so he is able to get into the NFL. He will need it if he continue to make babies without regards as to how he would take care of them.

“ONE MAN’S OPINION”





Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 1:49 pm
 

Report: SDSU dismisses Dillon Baxter

".IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT AT USC, YOU CERTAINLY AREN'T GOING TO MAKE IT AT A PLACE LIKE SDSU."

Uhhh OK...



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 1:31 pm
 

Report: SDSU dismisses Dillon Baxter

Did not see the term "married" in the article. It is doubtful his class attendance issues are based on his fatherly duties and responsibility as a baby-daddy.



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 12:40 am
 

Report: SDSU dismisses Dillon Baxter

WHAT A WASTE OF GREAT TALENT.....I FOLLOWED DILLON'S MISSION BAY HS CAREER IN SAN DIEGO......HE WAS A MAN AMONGST BOYS ON THE FIELD....OBVIOUSLY HIS MATURITY LEVEL AND OVERSIZED EGO KEPT HIM FROM STARDOM AT USC AND NOW SDSU.....IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT AT USC, YOU CERTAINLY AREN'T GOING TO MAKE IT AT A PLACE LIKE SDSU.....WHAT'S NEXT JUCO ????......REMINDS ME OF ANOTHER GREAT TALENT COMING OUT OF MBHS, BASEBALL PLAYER MATT BUSH WHO WAS THE #1 MLB SELECTION SEVERAL YRS AGO WHO WAS RELEASED AND RELEASED FOR OFF THE FIELD PROBLEMS....JUST ANOTHER HS STAR LOST IN SPACE.



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:22 pm
 

Report: SDSU dismisses Dillon Baxter

Mcneese St. preseason ranking just went up in FCS polls.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:19 pm
 

Report: SDSU dismisses Dillon Baxter

Funny: Michigan wanted Baxter at one time, but there is no way Brady Hoke will even talk to a kid dismissed by Rocky Long.  If Long kicks a kid off the team, it's "character issues," no matter what he says to the press.  

Baxter might fit in very well at Michigan State, though.  Coach Mark Dantonio has a separate set of rules for "contributors" which makes them pretty much exempt from any rules as long as they contribute.  Only in East Lansing can a player go directly from an orange jumpsuit to a spiffy new practice uniform.  As for attending class, they don't really pressure players to do that in East Lansing, either.  

I'm guessing that there is no way the mother of his child would want to live in a cesspool like EL, though.  At any rate, it's time to grow up.  Baxter's options are fading pretty fast.  There are plenty of married students with children who make it to class every day in nearly every school in the country.
 


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