Investigative book on Leach firing comes out this week
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -
No doubt, Texas Tech officials would like to put the firing of Mike Leach behind them, but that will be difficult this week. A new book, "Double T Double Cross" comes out on Thursday. The book claims that Leach was fired as Head Football Coach in December of 2009 as the result of "a backroom deal."
The author, Michael Lee Lanning, said in a written statement, "It soon became apparent that something was just not right—morally or legally."
The university claims that Leach was fired for mistreating player Adam James, a claim that Leach denies.
Leach sued Texas Tech for a number of claims, many of which were thrown out by State District Judge Bill Sowder. However, Sowder did rule that Leach could sue for breach of contract. Both sides appealed and both sides are waiting on a ruling from the Texas Supreme Court.
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