Attorney Paul Dobrowski, who is representing former Texas Tech University football coach Mike Leach in his lawsuit against the university, has petitioned the Texas Supreme Court for permission to withdraw from the case. Leach, who was fired a little over two years ago over his alleged mistreatment of a player with a concussion and apparent reluctance to take responsibility for those actions, sued the school, alleging that he was denied his due process. Specifically, he alleged libel and slander, breach of contract and violation of the Texas Whistleblower Act. Ted Liggett of Lubbock will now assume the role of lead counsel. Liggett told the Austin American Statesman that “we were aware of for the past several weeks. We parted on good terms, and we’ll continue on.”
To recap, Leach’s fall from grace began when he allegedly required football player Adam James to stand in an equipment room, while he was sitting out practice because of a concussion. James is the son of ESPN Commentator Craig James. Leach was ultimately fired on Dec. 29, 2009 for “continuous acts of insubordination” and his treatment of James.