Texas Tech and Mike Leach square off in legal depositions - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/12/10

Texas Tech and Mike Leach square off in legal depositions

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Both sides speak out about the lawsuit Mike Leach filed against Texas tech, after days of depositions.

The former Texas Tech football coach spent Friday in downtown Lubbock giving sworn testimony.

Tech fired Leach on December 30th, two days after suspending him because of allegations that he mistreated player Adam James who had a concussion.

After the depositions Leach's legal team, Ted Liggett and Paul Dobrowski, spoke with confidence that they were pleased with Friday's questioning. They also stated that the Texas Tech depositions of chancellor Kent Hance and attorney Charlotte Bingham went poorly and supported Leach's legal position.

Dobrowski went on to give examples, stating that in both Hance and Bingham's depositions, they confirmed that they were aware James was never locked up. He goes on to say that they both knew early on in the investigation that James was never put into an electrical closet or ever ordered to be by the football staff.

Leach's attorneys also mentioned that the statements they gave are in no way violating the gag order, they felt they had to respond to recent videos that have surfaced on the Internet.

Videos, the attorneys claim are one last effort for Texas Tech to try to make Leach look bad. "Therefore they are trying to smear Mike with videos that quite frankly are irrelevant and nothing to do with the wrongful suspension and termination," said Dobrowski.

After the depositions Leach also had one thing to say. "It's great to be back in Lubbock, we've had 10 incredible years here and I had a really good day today, what can I say it's 10 years," said Leach.

Texas Tech responded to give insight into how they thought the depositions went stating, "Our attorneys are pleased with the facts that came out in the deposition."

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