Leach lawsuit will procede

A judge says former football coach Mike Leach

Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach, left, arrives with his attorney Ted Liggett to give a videotaped deposition Friday in Lubbock, Texas. Leach iwa giving sworn testimony in his lawsuit against the school over his firing.

A judge says former football coach Mike Leach's lawsuit over his firing from Texas Tech can move forward. State District Judge William C. Sowder on Tuesday struck down Texas Tech's claim of sovereign immunity from the lawsuit. The judge says Tech waived its immunity by its conduct.
The university fired Leach on Dec. 30, two days after it
suspended him amid allegations he mistreated a player with a
concussion. Leach has denied mistreating Adam James and suspects an
$800,000 bonus he was to have received Dec. 31 was the reason he
was fired.
James has said his coach twice ordered him to stand for hours
while confined in a dark place during practice.
Leach's lawsuit included claims of slander, libel and breach of
contract.


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