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Alleged fight with NHS coach results in battery charge

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A Nashville man is facing a misdemeanor battery charge after an alleged altercation with Nashville High School Scrapperette basketball coach.

Charged is Travell Green, 33, who is former Nashville school employee.

According to Nashville Police Department report, police responded to a battery complaint the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 22 at Scrapper Arena. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., Coach Ronald Alexander, 51, asked police to come to the arena after he and the father of one of his players were involved in an altercation.

Alexander told police the incident began when he invited Green into the coach’s office to discuss why Green’s daughter did not receive a district championship t-shirt. Alexander said he told Green the shirts were handed out during a Jan. 12 ballgame that Green’s daughter missed.

The police report said the “two men began yelling at each other….and the incident continued to escalate as punches were thrown and the two men were rolling around on the ground.”

The report said officers observed injuries to Alexander’s face and neck. As a result, police charged Green with a misdemeanor count of third-degree battery.

Green told police it was Alexander who started the altercation when he “bumped up against him and Green shoved him back” and the coach “threw a punch at him.” Green, who claimed he did not throw a punch during the incident, also said the two men began to wrestle and that he ended up on top of the coach. “Green said he let Alexander up and Alexander said he was calling Mr. (Doug) Graham and the police and pressing charges.”