Remember that whole Mike Leach, Craig James, broom closet fun we had last year? Well, the eccentric former Texas Tech head coach has now sued ESPN and a PR firm representing Craig James to revive the story. Leach claims that ESPN’s coverage was “willful and negligent defamation” and that James’ PR firm was used for “purposes of creating public opinion hostile to Leach.” If you remember, Leach also filed suit against Texas Tech for his firing as well.
The lawsuit against ESPN and Spaeth communications comes soon after Leach dropped his suit against the individuals at Texas Tech including the chancellor, AD, and president… but not the school. Leach’s suit against the university itself remains unresolved. Leach may or may not have also sued Mack Brown, Brent Musberger, Michael Crabtree for leaving school early, Fox News, Minnesota for not hiring him yet, and the pilgrims for stealing Thanksgiving.
There is no truth to the rumor that college football fans plan a class action suit against Leach for his announcing on CBS College Sports this season. Here’s a sampling below which you may remember from earlier this season on AA.