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Texas Tech fires head football coach

Coach Mike Leach Coach Mike Leach

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech has fired football coach Mike Leach. The school handed a termination letter to Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, on Wednesday.

This comes as the two sides were to set appear in a Lubbock, Texas, courtroom for a hearing on the coach's suspension. Liggett says the letter says Leach is "terminated with cause effective immediately."

Leach was suspended by the university on Monday while the school investigated allegations that he mistreated an injured player.

Receiver Adam James and his family allege that Leach put him in a dark room during two practices while he was out with a concussion. James is the son of NFL player, Craig James.

Texas Tech plays Michigan State on Saturday in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.

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