WACO (AP) – Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn will remain suspended for the first three games of the regular season and then be eligible to rejoin the 16th-ranked Bears.
The school announced before the season opener Friday night that Dunn will be eligible to return beginning Nov. 22 against Lipscomb.
The Bears’ leading scorer last season, Dunn was arrested last month after police accused him of breaking his girlfriend’s jaw in a domestic dispute.
The woman, Lacharlesla Edwards, disputed police accounts, saying Dunn didn’t hit her and her jaw wasn’t broken. She asked that all charges be dropped.
Waco police sent the case to McLennan County District Attorney John Segrest, who hasn’t commented. Segrest, who lost his re-election bid and will leave office Jan. 4, didn’t return a phone call Friday.
The school said in its release that Dunn will serve a three-game suspension for “a team rules violation.” The school said there would be no further comment on Dunn’s penalty.
Dunn’s attorney, Vikram Deivanayagam, declined to comment.
Dunn led the Bears in scoring last season, when they set a school record with 28 victories and got within one win of making their first NCAA Final Four appearance in 60 years.
A second-team All-Big 12 pick, Dunn averaged 19.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. He set school records for points (704), 3-pointers (116) and free throw shooting percentage (85.7 on 126 of 147 free throws).
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