If you haven’t had the time to check out some of the allegations about the James family in Mike Leach’s lawsuit, I’m here to help.
In another instance of outside factors in the petition, [TTU’s] investigator — Tech attorney Charlotte Bingham — doubted the investigation would yield any real problems for Leach. Citing Leach’s account, Dobrowski said Bingham made a recommendation to the Tech Board of Regents to “call the James family up and tell them not to call anymore.”
But several days later, according to the documents, Bingham left a voicemail with one of Leach’s assistants advising him, “to the effect, ‘This thing is heating up. There are outside forces affecting this situation that I cannot control.’ ”
Dobrowski said he has a copy of the voicemail, but did not explain the “to the effect” clause in the court documents. Calls placed by The A-J to Bingham’s office on Tuesday afternoon were referred to the university’s spokesperson.
Adam James’ character — and the allegedly unwelcome influence of his father — is also brought into question in the lawsuit.
The documents refer to a September incident in which coaches reportedly told James he would be made third string for his attitude. Furious, according to the documents, James screamed profanities and stormed out of the office, slamming and breaking a door on his way out.
Then, according to the lawsuit, James’ father called an assistant coach and left a message saying, “You don’t know what you’re doing. Adam James is the best player at the wide receiver position … If you’ve got the b—- to call me back, and I don’t think you do, call me back.”
In dad’s defense, at least nobody’s alleged that he locked the coach in an electrical closet. I can’t wait for ESPN to grill Craig James on these allega… oh, never mind.
3 responses to “Elsewhere in Behaving Badly Land”
I have said all along that Leach has a great case on the facts. He has to get by TT’s governmental immunity defense first though. The case needs to be settled before it gets even uglier but the TT folks act like they think they are bulletproof.
Mike Leach wishes, hopes and has fingers crossed that he is the ‘unbelievable name’ referred to in this Football Scoop du jour entry:
“Tennessee: Our sources tell us AD Mike Hamilton is researching Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen. We have also heard an unbelievable name for the Tennessee job (it would be a HUGE hire), would accept the Tennessee job if offered. Not sure how we can get this one confirmed, but a source close to this particular head coach tells us, “Trust me. If Tennessee offers, it will happen.”
The “unbelievable name” has to be Phil Fulmer. Vols fans on blogs have been asking to get him back. That would be unbelievable.