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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 8:27pm

The Latest on Mike Leach

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for Mike Leach claim in new
court filings that a day after signing a new contract last year a
top Texas Tech administrator and two members of its board of
regents "secretly agreed" to fire him before the school had to
pay him an $800,000 bonus.

Information in the documents filed Friday came from depositions
and electronic communications between university officials that
Leach's attorneys have gathered in his lawsuit against the
university.

Leach was fired Dec. 30, two days after he was suspended
following a claim from the family of receiver Adam James that the
coach mistreated the player after he got a concussion. Leach has
denied he mistreated James.

The filing also adds Craig James and several university
officials and regents as defendants.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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