A lot has been made of the rooms Adam James was “confined” to while suffering from a mild concussion and and the subsequent accusations that led to the suspension of Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach.
They have been described as a shed, a garage and/or an electrical/broom closet depending on which report you happen to be reading.
Leach’s attorney, Ted Liggett, has been on a media blitz in the last 24 hours, and put on a full-court press Tuesday evening by taking a Lubbock television crew on a tour of the two locations in question. Here’s the clip by way of Michael David Smith of AOL Fanhouse:
A couple of things come to mind while watching and listening to the piece.
One, James was obviously not placed in some dank dungeon where he witnessed unspeakable horrors. As best I could tell, there were no mutant Mole People anywhere in the area, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting football player.
Two, three members of the training staff were either with James or in the near vicinity when the receiver was in these areas, at least according to Liggett. Based on this version, James wasn’t simply locked up and left for hours on end as he suffered from a head injury. But, again, this is coming from the Leach camp.
And, three, the somewhat startling revelation by Liggett that Leach was never afforded the opportunity to apologize — not that he would’ve anyway. It had been reported previously that all Leach had to do was write an apology to James and his family in order to avoid the suspension.
All in all, and the more information that flows out regarding this whole imbroglio, it’s — right or wrong — casting the James family in a very harsh light.
And, somehow, it’s turning the purported bully into some kind of victim.
So kudos, Tech and athletic director Gerald Myers. If that was your mission, you’ve accomplished it. In spades.