New Lawsuit Against Texas Tech Claims Cover-Up in Mike Leach Firing
Monday (Jan. 8), Houston-based Dolcefino Consulting filed a lawsuit against Texas Tech. The suit seeks records related to former football head coach Mike Leach's termination in 2009.
The lawsuit accuses Tech of withholding public records regarding the controversial firing of Leach, which includes communications with the Board of Regents and former Chancellor Kent Hance.
The lawsuit accuses Texas Tech of doing a cover-up.
KAMC News reports Leach was fired in December 2009 for reportedly mistreating a player. Leach claims he was cheated out of a $2.4 million dollar payout.
Texas Tech University has issued the following response to the lawsuit:
It is unfortunate that Mr. Dolcefino has chosen to initiate baseless litigation on behalf of Mike Leach. Texas Tech University has fully complied with the Texas Public Information Act regarding Mr. Dolcefino’s numerous requests for information.
During the initial litigation in 2010, the university turned over thousands of pages of information, many of which were made public and are available to Mr. Dolcefino. Mr. Dolcefino made 25 public records requests, all of which received a response from the university. Of those requests, only five pertained to Mike Leach. The others pertain to current Texas Tech University officials and operations. We will continue to be responsive to requests as required by law.