Grand Jury Declines to Charge Ex-Red Raider for Punch to Young Woman's Face

Published 07/15 2014 06:24PM

Updated 07/15 2014 06:26PM

Nigel Bethel and Amber Battle, images from
Nigel Bethel and Amber Battle, images from
LUBBOCK, TX -- A Lubbock County grand jury chose not to pursue a felony charge against Nigel Bethel II, the Texas Tech football player accused of punching Lady Raider basketball player Amber Battle in the face.  The incident was in late June at the Student Rec Center. 

The two were playing a game of pickup basketball when according to eyewitness account Battle pushed Bethel.  The accounts say Bethel then punched her.  Bethel was removed from the football team and Battle also faced disciplinary action.  She apologized in early July.

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