LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach want a judge to reprimand the university, claiming Tech withheld information they asked for in preparing for a lawsuit over his firing.
In a court filing Thursday Leach's attorneys allege the school intentionally withheld an email - dated the day Leach was fired - that they claim should have been turned over because it fell within the scope of numerous subpoenas to the school.
The email was obtained by Leach's attorneys late Wednesday from a third party. In it, a former university regent claims Leach's "firing has been in the works" since his contract negotiations in
early 2009, when the regent was still on the board.
The university fired Leach Dec. 30 for subordination and mistreatment of a player who got a concussion. Leach has denied the mistreated the player.