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Texas Tech suspends Amber Battle after altercation with football player
Sports Illustrated ^ | July 4, 2014 | Scooby Axson

Posted on 07/04/2014 9:36:02 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Texas Tech suspended women's basketball player Amber Battle for the month of November for her involvement in an altercation with former football player Nigel Bethel, the school announced Friday.

Battle and Bethel reportedly got in a fight during a pickup basketball game on Tech's campus. Bethel was dismissed from the football program last week, with the school saying "Texas Tech Athletics does not tolerate violence against women." Bethel also faces felony assault charges because of the incident.

(Excerpt) Read more at si.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: sports; texastech; violence
"Texas Tech Athletics does not tolerate violence against women."

But it tolerates violence against men (whether this or other incidents)? Strange wording.

1 posted on 07/04/2014 9:36:02 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ll say this about Battle, she made one of the best apologies I’ve seen.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 9:38:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Battle apologized for her role in the incident... “I initiated the first contact and I take full responsibility for my actions”

So, a man may not even defend himself against an attack by a large female athlete?

When I was a boy, the saying was, “A gentleman does not strike a lady.”


3 posted on 07/04/2014 9:44:13 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: trisham

“I’ll say this about Battle, she made one of the best apologies I’ve seen.”

She should. She has most likely ruined that guy’s life.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 9:44:59 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: trisham

Nigel: ““Trouble always seems to find me ... ”

He: 5’9” Freshman cornerback
She” 5’9” Guard

He broke a bone in her face.
What did she do?


5 posted on 07/04/2014 9:46:20 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: All

Equal rights - except when inconvenient.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 9:50:35 AM PDT by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: dsc
When I was a boy, the saying was, “A gentleman does not strike a lady.”

Exactly what my Dad taught me.

However, he also pointed out that a female who hit you without due provocation was no lady.

7 posted on 07/04/2014 9:55:34 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sherman Logan
I was raised believing that too, but the current state of events have caused me to change at least my defensive response to a woman's attack. If the woman is the initiator of violence against me or mine, and they are armed or "ganging/packing up", my response will be the same as if it were an unprovoked attack by a male or males.

- One on one? No holds barred in defense of personal safety...
- Packing up or armed? Response in kind, no rules...

As I tell my kids: What you have is not yours if you can't defend it, and that includes your life...

8 posted on 07/04/2014 10:05:25 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: dsc

This is the only other info I’ve been able to find regarding this altercation:

http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/06/texas-tech-cb-accused-of-punching-female-bball-player-breaking-her-nose/

It was her nose that was broken. What started this fight, I don’t know. As far as I can see, he seems to be a nice guy.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 10:10:01 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dsc
"When I was a boy, the saying was, “A gentleman does not strike a lady.”

That remains a truism, but from the sounds of things, there were no gentlemen or ladies involved.

10 posted on 07/04/2014 10:10:29 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Let me see if I got this right, Battle admits she swung first, Bethel hands her butt to her and he is charged with a felony assault charge, she sits out a month of basketball. That about sum it up?

Evil is good, and good is evil. Welcome to the beginning of the end.


11 posted on 07/04/2014 10:25:24 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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https://news.google.com/news?ncl=dLFz5MBuOr6VhxMyXY1XG-BHgeNLM&q=texas+tech&lr=English&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PeS2U-XKHsysyASYqIDIDQ&ved=0CEMQqgIwBQ

Several articles here


12 posted on 07/04/2014 10:35:34 AM PDT by deport
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“During a pickup basketball game on June 28, I was involved in an incident with Texas Tech
football player Nigel Bethel,” Battle said in a statement. “I initiated the
first contact and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want to take this
time to apologize to Nigel, the Texas Tech community, my teammates, coaches and fans.
Nothing I can say can truly repair the harm I have already caused. I did not represent the
Double T like I am supposed to and I promise to hold myself to a higher standard from here on.”

http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/07/texas-tech-womens-basketball-player-suspended-after-initiating-the-first-contact-with-now-dismissed-football-player.html/


13 posted on 07/04/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT by deport
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Bethel hasn’t been charged as of today.

Aggravated assault is a second-degree felony, which carries a punishment that
includes a prison sentence between two to 20 years.

From the Lubbock Paper earlier today.

http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2014-07-03/texas-tech-investigation-continues-battle-bethel-assault


14 posted on 07/04/2014 10:54:26 AM PDT by deport
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

nothing about this makes sense

she admitted she hit first and it’s her fault

That charge will likely be thrown out if she testifies that way.

I have lost any respect I had for Texas Tech


15 posted on 07/04/2014 11:06:28 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: deport

not charged and if she sticks to her apology he won’t lose a court case.

But he has already been punished.


16 posted on 07/04/2014 11:07:18 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

I don’t understand it.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This thread is useless without pictures...


18 posted on 07/04/2014 1:37:21 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: dsc
So, a man may not even defend himself against an attack by a large female athlete?

But with a punch to the face? A solid shot to the solar plexus is very effective in stopping an attack and barely leaves a mark.

A gentleman does not strike a lady, but since neither behavior fit those descriptions...

19 posted on 07/04/2014 1:44:49 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

“This thread is useless without pictures...”

Let’s just say she is no Halle Berry.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 4:11:01 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: JimRed


21 posted on 07/04/2014 4:15:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: JimRed

“But with a punch to the face? A solid shot to the solar plexus is very effective in stopping an attack and barely leaves a mark.”

How much time did he have to think about it?


22 posted on 07/05/2014 5:56:04 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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