publication date: Monday, September 19, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)

category: Injustice

clue: It was a miscarriage of justice when this football player was sentenced to ten years without parole, and he didn't even use a fake name.

explanation: Dixon, a high school student and all-state football player for his school team, was sentenced to ten years without parole for having consentual sex with a classmate, an act classified as child molestation under a technicality in Georgia law. The ruling was so controversial (in part because the girl was white) that a popular grassroots campaign sponsored legal appeals that eventually led to his 2004 release. The phrase "fake name" hints at the TV series "Alias" which features a fictional character named Marcus Dixon. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Elliot Farney, Chris McKinnon, and Bob Miller


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