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Battle Suspended for November

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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:01 AM

Battle Suspended for November 


This is why we cite sources and use links, not an I told you so, it's years of experience of myself  jumping to conclusions in emotional situations.

Statement from Texas Tech:


Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Candi Whitaker have announced disciplinary action against senior guard Amber Battle for her involvement in an incident on Saturday at the Texas Tech Student Recreation Center.

Battle will be suspended from competition for the entire month of November.

“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.”

Bethel was dismissed from the football program on Sunday, June 29, for his involvement in the incident.  Texas Tech Athletics does not tolerate violence against women.


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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:07 AM

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An unfortunate incident for all those involved.

It sounds like Bethel took exception to being pushed, lost his cool, and retaliated in the worst way possible.

I don't think he's a bad kid, but that he just reacted badly to the situation.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:09 AM

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It's ok guys. She's sorry.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:09 AM

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Feel bad for both of these Kids...its sad to see how one event can truly alter someones future
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:12 AM

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They both have to pay a steep price.

It is sad.

Posted: 7/4/2014 10:13 AM

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Double standard, IMO.

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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:18 AM

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Why is she being suspended?  thought she was just minding her own business, and someone sucker punched her?

Unfortunate situation.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:22 AM

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Zero tolerance my ass.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:25 AM

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She should be gone.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:26 AM

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Have seen stuff like this with my own kids while they were little.

One would barely touch/graze the other and the one that got touched would take exception to it and turn around and belt the one who initiated the contact.

Both would get in trouble, but the punishment would be a little more severe for the one that retaliated.

We always tried to teach them you are judged on the way you react to situations.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:31 AM

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ttured wrote: Have seen stuff like this with my own kids while they were little.

One would barely touch/graze the other and the one that got touched would take exception to it and turn around and belt the one who initiated the contact.

Both would get in trouble, but the punishment would be a little more severe for the one that retaliated.

We always tried to teach them you are judged on the way you react to situations.
Homer answer. We would have both got whipped equally in my family. JMO
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:35 AM

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What was the first contact she initiated? Do we know for sure. In my mind it makes a big difference. For her to get suspended I would guess it had to be more than just a foul on a layup.

Posted: 7/4/2014 10:37 AM

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She should be released of her scholarship.  Zero tolerance???????

Posted: 7/4/2014 10:38 AM

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Could Bethel possibly be back? Maybe with him still in school and some counseling, community service they let him back on the team? I mean DBG got a fourth chance?

Last edited 7/4/2014 10:38 AM by padres11

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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:39 AM

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From what I hear he's gone for good. Things change, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:44 AM

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From what I hear he's gone for good. Things change, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

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That really sucks. Kid gets shoved to the ground on propose and loses his cool and the person who started the whole thing gets a whopping 6 game suspension and an apology letter

Texas Tech has a zero tolerance policy, it just applies to the male athletes
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:48 AM

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They should both be gone, period. Double standard indeed.

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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:51 AM

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So if you are a girl, you are expected to push someone and the Tech student/athlete is supposed to walk away? OK, what a double standard.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:51 AM

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First entertaining the idea of playing Aggy in football, now this (double standard)?

Kirby is quickly starting to lose some luster.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:53 AM

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First entertaining the idea of playing Aggy in football, now this (double standard)?

Kirby is quickly starting to lose some luster.

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Not sure why considering playing A&M in like 5 years is a bad thing but whatever.
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