Texas Tech CB Bethel II booted for punch

June, 29, 2014
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Texas Tech has dismissed cornerback Nigel Bethel II following an incident during an on-campus basketball game on Saturday.

Bethel, a freshman from Miami, punched Texas Tech women's basketball player Amber Battle in the face during a pickup basketball game.

"Texas Tech Athletics has a zero tolerance policy on this type of behavior," the school announced in a statement.

According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Battle is expected to have surgery after sustaining a broken bone from the hit. Battle was the Red Raiders' leading scorer with 16.4 points per game last season, and also led the team in rebounds and assists to earn second-team All-Big 12 honors.

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