Neal's wife accused of battery

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Associated Press

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 19 at 3:03 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of newly hired New Mexico basketball coach Craig Neal has been accused of battery for allegedly grabbing a school official after one of her son's high school basketball games.

According to Albuquerque police reports, Eldorado High School assistant principal Susan Stanojevic told police that after a Feb. 21 game, Janet Neal lunged at her, aggressively grabbed her arm and yanked her to her face. The police report indicates the confrontation stemmed from a prior incident in which Stanojevic claimed Neal made verbally abusive remarks about referees in one of her son's games.

The Neals' son, Cullen Neal, was a high-profile player for Eldorado who recently signed scholarship papers with New Mexico.

Janet Neal denies the allegations.

No charges have been filed but the case has been referred to the district attorney for review.

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