Mike Leach Fired From Texas Tech

Duncan Riley - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:34 p.m. ET

Texas Tech has fired coach Mike Leach following his suspension Monday over allegations that he mistreated a player.

Leach was accused of confining Adam James, the son of former NFL running back and current ESPN college football analyst Craig James to an equipment room and an electrical closet over two practice sessions. Adam James was suffering an injury at the time, and was unable to train.

According to reports, Texas Tech handed the termination letter to Mike Leach’s attorney moments before both were due to appear in court on the matter.

Although details of the investigation are thin, it’s presumed that the Texas Tech found the allegations proven, with the school stating that Leach was “terminated with cause effective immediately.”

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Leach’s attorney said he planned to file a lawsuit on Leach’s behalf against the school soon as the dismissal was “without merit.”


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