Girlfriend denies Baylor's Dunn hit her

The girlfriend of Baylor basketball star LaceDarius Dunn says he has never hit her and wants authorities to drop an aggravated assault charge from what she calls an accident.

Waco police were called to Hillcrest Hospital on Sept. 27 to investigate an alleged assault on Lacharlesia Edwards. They say Dunn punched her in the face during an argument and broke her jaw.

But in a statement issued Wednesday through her attorney, the 21-year-old woman says Dunn "has never struck me during our long-term relationship."

She denied having a broken jaw and says "what happened on the night of Sept. 27 was an accident and I went to the hospital for precautionary reasons."

Edwards also appealed to Baylor to lift a suspension placed on its leading scorer.