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Michael Dixon column too much attention?

11/25/2013 4:43 PM

11/26/2013 6:15 PM

I was a bit surprised that I heard from only one reader so far about Sam Mellinger’s column on former Mizzou basketball player Michael Dixon.

This reader’s objection:

Gee, I'm so glad Michael Dixon received his second (or third) chance. Nice of the Star to give an accused rapist so much positive publicity.

The column certainly doesn’t shy away from the accusation. But some readers would prefer not to read features about people with such notorious pasts. It’s a fair point, but I think others would say they’re still interested in his career post-MU.

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