Texas Tech fires Mike Leach

From the Houston Chronicle:

Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach was fired Wednesday, two days after he was suspended amid allegations he acted improperly in the treatment of injured wide receiver Adam James.

Leach was set to appear before a Lubbock County district court on Wednesday seeking a temporary restraining order that would reinstate him in time to coach in Saturday's game against Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl.

Before the hearing, Leach's attorney Ted Liggett was handed a termination letter that Leach is “terminated with cause effective immediately.”

According to his contract, Leach will receive $1.6 million for the remaining four years of the agreement. It is unclear whether Leach will receive the $800,000 bonus he was due if he was the team’s coach on Dec. 31.


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