The father of injured Texas Tech receiver
threatened to sue the university if it didn't investigate then-coach Mike Leach, according to a memo released yesterday.
Texas Tech University System attorney Ronny Wall wrote in the memo to the Texas attorney general that the threat came during a Dec. 20 exchange with James' father, ESPN analyst Craig James. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal obtained a copy of the memo in response to an open records request.
The university fired Leach on Dec. 30, 2 days after suspending him amid allegations he mistreated Adam James, who was recovering from a concussion.
Leach denied the allegations, and responded to his firing with a lawsuit against the university.
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