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Final count dismissed in Mike Leach lawsuit against TTU

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Yep, Mike Leach’s lawsuit against Texas Tech is still going on, although it may be coming to an end in short order.

Per the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, District Judge William Sowder dismissed the final count in Leach’s lawsuit against his former employer. The judge ruled that TTU did not violate the coach’s due process rights when they fired him over three years ago. The decision comes nearly a year after Leach had his wrongful termination appeal denied.

In a statement, Tech said it was “pleased” with the dismissal.

So what’s left for Leach? The report states he could file an appeal or ask the Texas Legislature to waive Tech’s sovereign immunity in a vote, which would reopen portions of his case that were initially dismissed without a hearing because of Texas’ sovereign immunity clause.

Leach just finished his first season as the head coach of Washington State. In November, ex-Cougars receiver Marquess Wilson alleged “physical, emotional and verbal abuse… in the locker room and on the field” by Leach and his coaching staff. Wilson had been suspended indefinitely by Leach earlier that month. Ultimately, the Pac-12 concluded an investigation that found no evidence of player abuse by Leach or his staff.

Leach was fired by Texas Tech in 2009 after he allegedly mistreated then-receiver Adam James for a concussion. The coach has been involved in a lawsuit with TTU over his termination ever since.

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3 Responses to “Final count dismissed in Mike Leach lawsuit against TTU”
  1. thegamecocker says: Feb 5, 2013 5:47 PM

    Coach Leach is a class act and everyone knows that Texas Tech was the absolute loser in this case. While no further compensation went to Coach Leach, the school now has a terrible reputation regarding the treatment of its coaches and TT also lost revenue because the product on the field did not come close to the teams that Mike Leach lead. I hope Coach just lets it go at this point because the damage is done. In a few years, you will watch Wazzu continue to improve and be ranked. You can’t stop a winner and Mike Leach is indeed that.

  2. Bar None says: Feb 5, 2013 6:47 PM

    The only reason Leach was fire was because the players ESPN-Daddy used his pulpit to decry the fact that a coach did what is a common treatment for concussed people, put him in a dark room.

    I’m a fan of Leach and can’t stand Craig James or his improper benefits that led to the demise of SMU.

  3. thegamecocker says: Feb 5, 2013 7:01 PM

    @Bar None

    In addition to the damage Craig James was responsible for at SMU, one can now as Texas Tech to the path of destruction…..good thing this fool lost the election in Texas. The Texas electorate which are the fine people of that state are not stupid nor do they forget. Mr. James…..guilty as charged!!!

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