Craig James comments on Leach termination on Sports Center - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/31/09

Craig James comments on Leach termination on Sports Center

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NewsChannel 11 continues following more developments after the firing of Coach Mike Leach. Craig James, an ESPN Commentator and father of football player Adam James, spoke out publicly Wednesday night. The James family accuses Leach of mistreating their son after a mild concussion. Leach denies the allegation but nevertheless, the controversy has resulted in Leach being fired Wednesday.

Craig James was asked in an interview if the outcome would be different if Adam James had a not-so-famous father. Craig James said he did not know, but he did know this; "As a mom and as a dad, anybody in the country knowing what we know about our son, you would have taken the same steps we did."

The elder James was also asked if he had experienced any negative reaction due to the firing of Leach. "Absolutely," said James. "This isn't something that we asked for. We continue to be a victim of something." James sighed deeply and seemed to be emotional when answering the question.

He continued, "Our family is going through a lot right now, far more than anything we wanted. We didn't want any of this. But we had to do it."

 "This is not something I would wish on anybody," James said.

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