Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Battles Now Plays For NAIA Team.(Sports)

Byline: Dennis Latta Journal Staff Writer

Former University of New Mexico men's basketball player Malcolm Battles has transferred to Point Park College in Pittsburgh and played for the Pioneers on Tuesday night.

Battles, who was dismissed from the UNM team after being charged with three felonies on Dec. 18, had enrolled at Henderson State in Arkadelphia, Ark. But Monday he transferred to Point Park, an NAIA school with an enrollment of 2,300.

The Lobos dropped Battles from the team a day after he was charged with false imprisonment, child abuse and aggravated battery stemming from an incident with his girlfriend and her infant.

A trial date has not been set for Battles, who was booked and released on bail. …

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