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Baylor's Dunn suspended after arrest

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LaceDarius Dunn helped Baylor reach the Elite Eight last season.
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Baylor senior guard LaceDarius Dunn has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest for aggravated assault following what police are calling a domestic dispute with his long-time girlfriend.

The incident, according to the Waco Police Department, occurred on Sept. 27 when officers were called to Hillcrest Hospital to investigate an assault.

Waco Sergeant Melvin Roseborough told FOXSports.com that Dunn was charged with second-degree felony.

Lacharlesia Edwards, 21, suffered a fractured jaw after what policed called an argument in which the 23-year-old Dunn punched Edwards in the face.

However, Edwards’ father, told FOXSports.com on Tuesday that the incident was an accident.

"She said it was an accident,” Charles Edwards told FOXSports.com. "She said she sneaked up on him in the dark and he hit her by mistake. It wasn’t a fight at all.”

"She doesn’t want to press charges or anything like that,” he added. "She’s torn up now that he’s been arrested.”

Charles Edwards said his daughter and Dunn have been dating since junior high school and have a 3-year-old son, Dillion, together.

"I’ve known him for a while and was hearing nasty things, so I drove down from Louisiana to Dallas to find out,” he said. "I knew it was out of character, so I wanted to see for myself.”

"My daughter is much better,” Edwards added. "She’s fine. She and I really both thought this had already been dropped.”

Baylor put out a statement following Dunn’s arrest on Tuesday that he has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities while the school continues to "gather all the facts surrounding this incident.”

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Dunn is considered one of the top returning players in the country after averaging 19.6 points last season for a Bears team that lost to Duke in the Elite Eight.
 

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