Mike Leach hasn't forgotten the heated series of events that followed his firing from Texas Tech in 2009. And he hasn't forgiven the Red Raiders, either.
In a reply to a tweet from Stewart Mandel calling his firing one of the most bizarre sports stories, Leach gave his input on what happened and how it still affects him.
Leach declared that the Red Raiders still have not paid him for coaching in 2009 and fired him "based upon false allegations." He also complained that officers at the school are hiding documents and memos relating to his firing.
Leach called on the school to release all of the information and potential proof of the false allegations made against him.
Texas Tech still has not paid me for 2009, after firing me based upon false allegations. Now officers at Tech are refusing to release the documents and memos. What could they possibly be afraid of?Proof of their false and slanderous smear campaign?!The Public has a right to know
Leach's firing in 2009 was definitely one of the stranger sagas in college football history.
In December 2009, following a diagnosed concussion to Adam James, the son of ESPN analyst Craig James, Leach allegedly ordered him to stand in an equipment room closet to avoid being in any areas with light.
Texas Tech ordered Leach to apologize or face suspension later that month. But after he sought an injunction to be allowed to coach in the Alamo Bowl, they fired him.
Leach was deprived of an $800,000 tenure bonus and $1.7 million in contractual guarantees.
He ultimately took Texas Tech to court but failed to get recompense from the school.