Texas Tech releases public records regarding Mike Leach - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/21/09

Texas Tech releases public records regarding Mike Leach

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Thursday, Texas tech released some, but not all, of the public records that NewsChannel 11 requested the first week of January pertaining to the firing of coach Mike Leach.  Player Adam James and his family accused Leach of mistreating him and Leach denies the allegation.

Among the records we requested were "copies of any and all written complaints about Mike Leach's treatment of players from the time he was hired to the present."  The official response was "after a review of known records, no documents exist which are responsive to your request."  In other words there are absolutely no written complaints about the way Leach treated players during his 10 years as head coach.

NewsChannel 11 also asked for "any and all documentation indicating insubordination by Mike Leach."  Texas Tech says in its response to the open records request, "The documents you requested may be withheld under state law."  The office of Texas Attorney General will make a ruling at a later date as to whether or not those documents are released to NewsChannel 11.

Texas tech claims we already have some of the documents from court records or university news releases.  But here is something truly new about the threats made against Adam James.  A Texas Tech campus police report says that in early January someone posted a message to espnsportsnation.com saying: "I will kill Adam James.  You hear that Craig?  I am going to crush every bone in his fragile little body and throw it in a trash dumpster."

The Texas Tech police report says the issue was referred to the FBI, and it appeared to come from somewhere in New Jersey.

(Click here) to read Texas Tech's response to NewsChannel 11's open records request. Please note, the file is large and may take a few moments to load. You will also need Acrobat to open the file. 

©2010 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Coverage of Mike Leach Termination
Just days before the Alamo Bowl, Mike Leach was first suspended and then terminated as head coach of the Texas Tech football team. Click here for continuing coverage.
  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

    Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:39 AM EDT2017-09-23 13:39:00 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:39:39 GMT

    President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up.

    President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up.

  • Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

    Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:41:02 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:39:27 GMT
    Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction.
    Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction.
  • Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation

    Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:21 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:38 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:38:52 GMT

    McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort.

    McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort.

Powered by Frankly