I did not see another thread on this, if I missed it, mods please lock this one.
The suspension is a result of a complaint from Adam James and his family regarding how the player was treated after a concussion:
– On Dec. 17, James said Leach told trainers to put him “the darkest place you can find.” James was sent to an equipment shed near the practice field, where a member of the athletic staff checked on James to make sure he did not lean against anything or sit on the floor. James said Leach told him that if he came out he would be kicked off the team.
– When the team returned to practice two days later, on Dec. 19, James said Leach told trainers to “find the tightest, darkest place” for the player. James, in his street clothes, was put in an electrical closet inside the football stadium for hours, again monitored by a member of the athletic staff.*
If this turns out to be true, Leach has got to be a leading contender for dumbass of the year. With all the recent news coverage about how serious concussions can be, what amounts to punishing the kid for getting injured ain’t gonna fly…
ETA: Adam James is the son of announcer Craig James, who was going to work the Alamo Bowl, but now will be replaced.