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Texas Tech Athletics Announces Amber Battle Suspension

Friday morning, Texas Tech Athletics announced a suspension had been handed down to Amber Battle.  Battle, a senior guard for the Lady Raider Basketball team, was involved in an altercation with a Texas Tech Football player last week. The altercation took place at the Texas Tech Student Rec Center during a pickup basketball game.

“During a pickup basketball game on June 28, I was involved in an incident with Texas Tech football player Nigel Bethel,” Battle said.  “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.”

Battle has been suspended for the whole month of November, of the 2014-15 season.

Meanwhile, Bethel was dismissed from the Red Raider Football program on Sunday, June 29, for his involvement in the incident.  The statement from Texas Tech Athletics also reiterates, “Texas Tech Athletics does not tolerate violence against women.”

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