TTU Suspends HC for alamo bowl.

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  1. T2

    T2 Smarter than your average bear!

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    TTU Suspends HC for alamo bowl.

    Texas Tech has suspended coach Mike Leach from all duties, including coaching the Valero Alamo Bowl, after receiving a complaint from a player and his parents.

    "At Texas Tech, all such complaints are considered as serious matters, and as a result, an investigation of the incident is underway," the school said in a release. "The investigation into this matter will continue in a thorough and fair manner."

    Defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill has been named interim head coach and will coach the team against Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl.

    The school received a complaint from the unnamed player and his parents regarding his treatment by Leach after an undisclosed injury.

    The school declined further comment because it was considered a personnel matter.
     
  2. Hellisan

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    Assumed guilty? I mean the guy seems like a creep to me. But c'mon investigation then punishment.

    Hopefully the school knows more than its letting on.
     
  3. Merih

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    That's most likely the case. Player's have no reason to lie about these sorts of things, and from my guesses this isn't the first that the school has heard of Leach's problems. The guy built their program, they wouldn't punish him unless they had some sort of prior arrangement that he broke.
     
  4. T2

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    they just announced on ESPN the athlete stated that he was kept in a dark equipment room for "hours"
     
  5. Hellisan

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    Yikes.. Guess the kid wasn't enough of a pirate.
     
  6. Colemanchu

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    What a crock. You put my kid in a closet because he had a concussion which causes light sensitivity. Either way its the trainers responsibility to evaluate players and injury and the proper treatment
    I get sick of these student athetes and their mommys and daddys complaining about mistreatment. I think everybody forgets that these aren't kids playing flag football down at the park. These are adults getting paid to go to class and kick ass. Too many cry babys in this country, take control of what happens to you and you won't need to look for people to blame shit on.
     
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    well put sir!
     
  8. Hellisan

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    With apologies, you likely haven't the first clue what's going on here, mr. hard liner. :)
     
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    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has been suspended while the school investigates complaints from a player and his family about treatment after an injury.

    The school said in a release Monday defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill will be the interim coach and lead the team in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2 against Michigan State. McNeill will remain in charge of the team until the investigation is complete.

    The player, Adam James, is a redshirt sophomore wide receiver for the Red Raiders and the son of ESPN college football analyst Craig James.

    Sources told ESPN's Joe Schad that the Jameses felt Adam was treated inappropriately by Leach because he was unable to practice after a mild concussion. A source close to the James family told Schad that Leach directed a trainer to confine him to an equipment room for three hours and, days later, told a trainer to place James in an electrical closet. An attorney for Leach said that while James was secluded twice, the circumstances were not as portrayed by the James family.

    "Mr. and Mrs. James took the step with great regret and after consideration and prayer to convey to the Texas Tech administration that their son had been subjected to actions and treatment not consistent with common sense rules for safety and health," the family said in a statement released on Monday.

    The statement went on to say they felt the matter was important to "protect all the fine young men involved in Tech football and the University's reputation for developing and educating young men and women.

    "Over the past year, there has been a greatly enhanced recognition of the dangers of concussions and the potential for long term physical damage to players. At virtually every level of football coaching, cases where children and young men have sustained concussions have generated serious discussion of the importance of correct treatment and diagnosis."

    The Red Raiders went 8-4 this season.

    Leach did not immediately return a call or a text message from The Associated Press seeking comment. A message left on McNeill's cell phone was not immediately returned.

    There's been internal strife this season with the Red Raiders and Leach has resorted to some tongue-lashing.

    He chastised players after a loss to Texas A&M in October for listening to "their fat little girlfriends," and thinking the Aggies were a pushover. And after the Red Raiders' loss at then-No. 12 Houston in September, Leach suspended indefinitely starting offensive lineman Brandon Carter for violating team rules.

    The loss to the Cougars was the second straight for the Red Raiders, who had fallen 34-24 at No. 2 Texas in an early Big 12 matchup. This season is the first since 2002 -- Leach's third season -- that the Red Raiders dropped two of their first four games.

    That same week Leach banned his players from having Twitter pages after linebacker Marlon Williams asked on his account why he was still in a meeting room when "the head coach can't even be on time."
     

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