Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon wishes LSU guard Josh Boutte ‘wasn’t suspended, in all honesty’
To err is human, to forgive is divine, right?
Well, Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon is up 1-0 on the forgiveness front.
The Badgers safety said Wednesday after practice that he had no beef with LSU guard Josh Boutte, even after the latter had blindsided him with a forearm shot as Dixon celebrated a game-clinching interception of Brandon Harris in the waning moments of a 16-14 Badgers victory last Saturday at Lambeau Field.
Boutte was ejected from the game and suspended for one game by coach Les Miles. The senior lineman later called Dixon, a 5-10 junior out of Oak Hill, Fla., to apologize.
“I wish he wasn’t suspended, in all honesty,” Dixon told reporters. “And I wish people wouldn’t bash him so much in the media. People have no idea what it’s like to be in a situation like that — a game-time situation.
“People handle their frustrations differently. Obviously, I wouldn’t handle mine like that, but it’s OK. You live to fight another day. I was OK. He’s OK.”
— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) September 7, 2016
The Badgers (1-0) host Akron (1-0) Saturday in their Camp Randall home opener. The Tigers (0-1) host Jacksonville State (1-0).