A few weeks ago, it was reported that Freshman cornerback Nigel Bethel was dismissed from the football team following an incident involving Amber Battle, who plays for the Women’s Basketball team. Bethel was accused of punching Battle in the face and could be facing felony charges for his actions.
Courtesy of Texas Tech Universityy through the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the actual video showing the physical altercation between Bethel and Battle. Although Battle acknowledged that she made the first contact, you can see Bethel react with a blow that sends the female student athlete staggering backwards.
As I have said before, my father taught me never to lay a hand on a woman–to do everything I could within my power to avoid or turn away from any type of confrontation of this type. Please learn young man to use your words/diplomacy and not your fists. This was not a life endangering situation.
Should Texas Tech reinstate Bethel back to the Football team?
News Update: At a press conference Wednesday evening, Texas Tech announced that the cornerback has been reinstated to the Football Team. Bethel will miss 3 games in first season and Battle will miss the entire month of November of Basketball.