Lawyer wants court’s help to allow Leach to coach in Alamo Bowl

According to, the lawyer for Texas Tech’s Mike Leach says that the suspended coach did nothing wrong in the treatment of receiver Adam James and wants to court’s help to allow Leach to coach in the Alamo Bowl on January 2.

The motion for a temporary restraining order was filed Tuesday in Lubbock. An in-chambers hearing was set for Wednesday morning in the 99th District Court.

Leach was “begged to work something out to avoid a confrontation,” said a person familiar with the inquiry who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

That person also said Leach late last week postponed a meeting related to the inquiry and refused to sign a letter saying “no one injured would be returned to work out without doctors’ permission.”

The school’s attorney left a voice mail message with Leach’s attorney that the university needed a letter of apology by noon Monday, the person said.

It did not arrive.

You can read the rest of the article here, but what this situation boils down to is a bunch of he said, she said circumstances. James says that he was mistreated, while Leach (through his lawyer) is saying that the receiver was dealt with properly.

Maybe this is just my interpretation through the media, but Leach seems like a first class a-hole and that there was some wrongdoing that went on in Lubbock. But again, I fully admit that that’s the opinion I’ve developed while listening to the media, which we all know can be misleading at times. This could very well be a situation where a player is overacting and is making a bigger deal out of this than it is. That said, what would James have to gain in this situation outside of devising a plan to get rid of Leach?

It’ll be interesting to see if Leach is the second coach let go in the Big 12 this season due to alleged player mistreatment. Mark Mangino “resigned” at Kansas in early December after several players said that he mistreated them.

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