January 1, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Mike Leach's firing by Texas Tech stemmed from more than just a lone complaint by the father of a player who alleged the coach mistreated his son.
Jerry Turner, vice chairman of the university system's board of regents, said Wednesday that "other things" became known during an inquiry into the complaint. Leach was fired Wednesday, two days after he was suspended by the school as it investigated his treatment of receiver Adam James, who said the coach twice confined him to a small, dark place after the sophomore was diagnosed with a concussion. His father is former NFL player Craig James.