It was announced today that Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach has been suspended indefinitely, which means that he will presumably miss the Alamo Bowl. What caused his suspension from the Red Raiders? According to several sources, the mistreatment of sophomore receiver Adam James, who’s the son of ESPN analyst Craig James, landed Leach in hot water. Read more below.
This is how it all allegedly went down. The redshirt sophomore suffered a concussion in mid December, and was under orders not to practice. As if sitting out and being injured wasn’t bad enough for James, allegedly, he was then ordered to “clean out the equipment” and not to “sit or lean” while doing so. Those were the directions reportedly given by the head coach for a trainer to carry out to supposedly penalize the player.
Again, just two days later, James was reportedly locked in an “electrical closet” with “a guard posted outside”… You know, this is starting to sound bad, but it’s not nearly as terrible as how my coach punished me when I suffered a concussion. He forced me to go to a UCF Knights game. OH, THE HUMANITY. Now that’s an offense that suspension could be justified for.
Ted Liggett, who is serving as legal council for Leach has already issued a statement defending his client’s actions. Read it by clicking here.
As a biography:
When was Mike Leach (not Leech) born? March 9, 1962. This makes him 48-years-old. Where was he born? Susanville, CA. Yearly Salary: Just under $2 million. As a teenager he attended Cody High School before going on to Brigham Young University, where he received a degree in American Studies. He then went on to attend law school at Pepperdine, where he earned a J.D. He is one of only a few people who didn’t play collegiate level football, and yet still managed to attain a job as a head coach for a NCAA Division 1 team.
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