Texas Tech has released Nigel Bethel, II for alleging punching women's basketball player, Amber Battle, last night during a basketball game at the rec center and breaking a bone in her face, requiring surgery. Here is the official statement from Texas Tech:
"Nigel Bethel II, a Texas Tech football student-athlete, has been dismissed from the team due to his role in an incident at the Texas Tech Student Recreation Center on Saturday, June 28. Texas Tech Athletics has a zero tolerance policy on this type of behavior."
Some players have tweeted support for Bethel, somewhat stating that there was more to the incident, but if you are looking for a zero tolerance policy regarding violence and women, this is as clear as it gets. No second chances.