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Nixon no longer an Owl

Asked about James Nixon’s status, Temple coach Steve Addazio would only confirm the kick returner is no longer on the team.

Nixon no longer an Owl

Asked about James Nixon’s status, Temple coach Steve Addazio would only confirm the kick returner is no longer on the team.

“James is not going to be with us,” Addazio said. “He is going to seek other opportunities elsewhere. We wish him nothing but the best.”

A source said the speedster’s departure wasn’t because of disciplinary reasons.

Nixon, who would have been a senior, returned 24 kickoffs for 561 yards (23.4 yards per return) last season. His longest kickoff return went for 51 yards.

 - Keith Pompey

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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