Vanessa Lampkin's accusations about Dixon and airing this publicly (and at tournament time) must hurt Dixon, ouch. It is mean. Shows she lacks good judgement and character. I don’t think I would trust her professional advice now.
She did a 180 of what she should have, which would have been trying her best to get Dixon to stick with Eddie as a mentor in his time of trouble while pushing her son to view things differently. She should have been listening to the adult with the track record, Dixon, instead of simply having a sympathetic ear for her son.
Yes, they have had horrid heartache, but that is more reason to hold on to the good influence of Dixon, his assistant coaches, a luxurious TCU and the the heart of DFW and Texas. Really foolish. And Eddie—assuming a parent has earned its kid’s trust, it is difficult for kids to view their parents as wrong.
I am speculating, and this should not be my business to comment, but she made it public, and I trust Dixon that much.