Texas court rejects wrongful termination suit of football coach
The appeal claim of wrongful termination by Michael Charles “Mike” Leach against Texas Tech University was recently rejected by the Texas Supreme Court, according to NBC DFW on May 9.
The 7th Texas Court of Appeals sided with the lower court in November 2014. The Supreme Court’s denial of Leach’s appeal on May 1 upholds those previous decisions.
Leach’s legal counsel, said he plans to discuss new legal responses to the circumstance at hand with his client, who is now a football coach at Washington State University.
Texas Tech fired Leach over allegations that he mistreated a player, which led to the student suffering a concussion. Leach claimed that the boy’s father, former ESPN broadcaster Craig James, incited these allegations. According to court documents, the university only fired Leach after he went to the media.
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