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Texas Tech Rejects Settlement with Leach

Texas Tech University has rejected an offer by former Tech football coach and current Washington State coach Mike Leach to settle his lawsuit with the school.

Leach and his attorneys sent a letter to Texas Tech November 28th telling the school that Leach would settle the case and move if he was paid money he was due for the 2009 season.

The Texas Tech Board of Regents rejected the offer unanimously because the university believes Leach has been paid what he was owed according to Tech attorney Dickey Grigg.

Grigg said in statement Friday evening, “Texas Tech’s position has not changed.  Mike Leach has repeatedly admitted to actions that breached his contract with Texas Tech. The University worked to rectify the situation but Mike Leach was insubordinate and refused to cooperate. Texas Tech has paid Mike Leach every penny he is owed.”

Leach was fired in late 2009 for his alleged mistreatment of Texas Tech football player Adam James, son of former SMU great Craig James, after suffering a concussion. Leach is the schools all-time leader with wins at 84 and was hired by Washington State on November 30th.

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