Bodyguards Assault West Point Cadet
Incident starts at the 1:36 mark. West Point officials have rebuffed a Houston lawyer's attempt to have his client reinstated to the prestigious military academy after a March altercation involving soul singer Patti LaBelle's bodyguards at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. King said he had been dismissed from the academy and placed in an 18-month active-duty mentorship program. He would be eligible to re-apply for admission at the end of the program. King suffered a concussion and other injuries when he was involved in an altercation with three of LaBelle's staff members on March 11. The singer's limousine driver told police King hit him in the face after being asked to move away from LaBelle's auto. A security video showed two men and a woman pushing and punching King. King's attorney, John Raley, filed a lawsuit against LaBelle, her staffers, a taxi dispatcher and the airport, seeking actual and punitive damages. Raley said King was "a good soldier and will proudly serve his country wherever he is deployed ... When he completes his 18-month tour of duty, he will reapply to West Point. Richard was honored to be a West Point cadet and, God willing, will be one again."