Earlier today, LubbockOnline.com reported that Nigel Bethel II, a standout 2014 recruit from Miami, Florida has been cleared of charges for his incident two weeks ago with star women’s basketball player Amber Battle.
After a grand jury cleared Bethel II of felony grand assault earlier today, Bethel will likely ask to be reinstated into the Red Raiders football program. New reports and evidence that Bethel II actually wasn’t the one to initiate contact in the conflict between him and Battle, and a false accusation that Bethel II had broken the jaw of Battle had changed the view of Bethel as the sole instigator of the scuffle.
Bethel II’s lawyer tweeted that he was cleared of felony charges earlier today, including that he is aiming to get Bethel II reinstated into the football program.
— Lubbock Lawyer (@lawyerlubbock) July 15, 2014
The standout corner back from Miami is hopeful that his charges being cleared will sway athletic director Kirby Hocutt and head coach Kliff Kingsbury to give him a second chance in Lubbock.
— Nigel Bethel II (@_NigelBethel) July 16, 2014
There’s no word on when or if Bethel II could be reinstated into the program following today’s news, but Hocutt and Kingsbury will have a tough decision on their hands on whether or not Bethel II should be reinstated.
Let us know what you think, should the talented corner back be reinstated due to the new evidence and verdict concerning his altercation with Battle?