If you follow Mike Leach on Twitter, you have probably been reminded that Leach has still not been paid his 2009 salary from Texas Tech. If you don’t follow Leach on Twitter, this is a sampling of what you’ve been missing.
The worst thing about this is my case has never been heard. The TTU administrators responsible for this hid behind sovereign immunity.— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) June 30, 2017
This case would have been heard in any other state and most countries. Texas can claim sovereign immunity and renege on their contracts.— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) June 30, 2017
If you sign a contract with a Texas state institution, it is worthless unless you are dealing with honorable people. Sadly, I was not.— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) June 30, 2017
Leach has tweeted eight times since June 29 and all eight tweets are about his contract situation with Texas Tech.
Leach’s dispute with Texas Tech has gone on for nearly a decade now. It’s popped up in the news cycle a couple times during his tenure with WSU. It had seemingly fallen out of consideration recently, but it appears Leach is back on the offensive to make sure everyone remembers that Texas Tech still owes him roughly $2.5 million.
“This thing won’t really go away,” Leach said recently, via USA TODAY Sports. “And it’ll never go away until this thing is settled. And it should be settled, because why should the future generation bear the black eye and the cloud that their university cheated their most successful coach in history? And why should I bear that, some of the 10 most productive years of my career? I was cheated out of my salary, and all the great memories that I, fans, players and coaches had, are diminished.”
Barring a significant change in course of action, Texas Tech is highly unlikely to ever resolve the situation. And it appears Leach is just as unlikely to let this go away quietly.
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