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Texas Tech dismisses CB Bethel after allegedly punching women’s basketball player


There are a few simple rules most people should follow in life. One of them is to not punch a woman. If reports are accurate, one Texas Tech freshman cornerback found out the hard way some of the consequences for doing just that.

Nigel Bethel II has been dismissed by Texas Tech following reports surfacing of an alleged attack on a woman, a Texas Tech women’s basketball player, according to Bruce Feldman of

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports Bethel II punched Amber Battle, a member of the women’s basketball team. Battle was allegedly hit in the face by Bethel II during a basketball game, and the injury is expected to send the women’s basketball player to the hospital for surgery. Texas Tech confirmed there was an incident at the school’s recreation center between two student-athletes and campus authorities are gathering information about the incident.

Bethel was a four-star recruit out of Miami in Texas Tech’s Class of 2014. He was expected to be a player capable of having an early impact on Texas Tech’s defense, so his dismissal does not exactly fly under the radar.

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17 Responses to “Texas Tech dismisses CB Bethel after allegedly punching women’s basketball player”
  1. cincyfredo says: Jun 29, 2014 3:34 PM

    Wow. If true he punched her in the face unprovoked, he should do about 5 years.
    Or go visit Columbus and see what they can do for you ….

  2. planecrashguy says: Jun 29, 2014 3:46 PM

    Or Cincinnati. They only get upset in the Queen City when a student athlete punches a horse in the face.

  3. psly2124 says: Jun 29, 2014 4:25 PM

    Another p.o.s. Who never should be allowed on campus. Yet he will and do it again . The animal should be in a cage where it belongs.

  4. whenwilliteverend says: Jun 29, 2014 4:28 PM

    Some SEC school will give him a scholarship since most of them have no morals. Auburn comes to mind first.

  5. NoobTubeTV says: Jun 29, 2014 4:50 PM

    He is from Miami… I’m surprised they let this thug get away.

  6. granadafan says: Jun 29, 2014 5:38 PM

    You’re not a man if you hit a woman. This coward deserves to be in prison.

  7. canetic says: Jun 29, 2014 6:18 PM

    Urban Meyer is salivating.

  8. ducksk says: Jun 29, 2014 6:23 PM

    I’d like to punch that dude in the grapes

  9. xrateplaya says: Jun 29, 2014 6:29 PM

    Sure duck I’m sure I’d punch him if he was right in front of u..tough guy

  10. ducksk says: Jun 29, 2014 9:13 PM

    xrateplaya: yo, bro, please hands off the ladies…nice handle there goon

  11. ducksk says: Jun 29, 2014 9:15 PM

    Oh yeah, 6’2 255, I couldn’t out run the cb coward. But would not have too

  12. ducksk says: Jun 29, 2014 9:19 PM

    Nigel broke her nose and she has to have surgery, and you think he’s a tough guy. Friend heh?

  13. dmvtransplant says: Jun 30, 2014 8:34 AM

    Worse game of HORSE ever.

  14. psly2124 says: Jun 30, 2014 8:35 AM

    School acted fast throwing out the garbage unlike most schools. Good job tech.

  15. thewalkoffktxt says: Jul 3, 2014 2:52 AM

    Oy, a wee bit tense on the “animal/cage” commentary. But without frothing at the mouth like most of you have, this is unacceptable and the requisite actions that were taken are appropriate.

    (wait, sense on the internet? wow!)

  16. dhardy8207 says: Jul 3, 2014 5:40 PM

    OU might take him… They just picked up Beckham-Green… Maybe ol Stoops can rehab this prick and turn him in to a prince…

  17. dcollins22585 says: Jul 5, 2014 10:57 AM

    Probably a pretty fair fight over a lady.

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