WVU's Tynice Martin pleads no contest to battery charge

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Tynice Martin has pleaded no contest to a battery charge.

The Dominion Post reports Martin entered a plea Wednesday to the charge, which stems from an incident on July 15, and was sentenced to community service. A police report says Martin and a friend went to the victim's house and allegedly pushed the woman against a storm door, where she was choked, beaten and shoved.

Martin was suspended indefinitely in August for an undisclosed violation of team rules. The newspaper reports the plea is a first step in her possible return to the team.

Martin was named first-team all-Big 12 as a junior last season after averaging 18 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.

She isn't expected to play Thursday in the Mountaineers' season opener against Saint Francis.