After receiving a complaint from the parents of one of their football players, Texas Tech has suspended head coach Mike Leach, the school announced this afternoon.
Both the player and his parents went to school officials with their concerns over how the player was treated after suffering an unspecified injury.
The name of the player was not released.
“At Texas Tech all such complaints are considered as serious matters, and as a result, an investigation of the incident is underway. Until the investigation is complete, Texas Tech University is suspending coach Leach from all duties as Head Football Coach effective immediately. The investigation into this matter will continue in a thorough and fair manner,” an unattributed quote read in the press release.
Assistant coach Ruffin McNeill will assume duties as Interim Head Coach and will coach the team during the Alamo Bowl.
According to the release, the decision to take these actions was made in consultation with the Texas Tech University president, and the Texas Tech University System chancellor, and Board of Regents chairman and vice chairman.