Judge Rules In Favor Of Texas Tech University on Six Of Seven Counts in Leach Lawsuit

Statement from Texas Tech Attorney Dicky Grigg following June 1 court rulings.


State District Judge William C. Sowder ruled in favor of Texas Tech University on all claims except one.

"The judge’s action today means that only one of the 11 issues before him can potentially go to court. We continue to maintain that this case has no merit legally or factually. The fact is Mike Leach mistreated an injured student athlete. He was terminated for this mistreatment and his insubordination and his repeated refusal to do anything to address issues raised by the student’s parents," said university attorney Dicky Grigg.

"We fully expected the judge to reach this decision regarding Kent Hance, Guy Bailey, Charlotte Bingham and Gerald Myers, and we expect the Regents to be dismissed at a later date," said Grigg.

"We are confident the Court of Appeals will dismiss the remaining claim against the university," said Grigg.

Texas Tech will appeal the judge’s ruling and expect the Appeals Court will find in Texas Tech’s favor and dismiss the remaining claim.