ESPN and Spaeth Communications, a public relations firm hired by ESPN Analyst Craig James, are being sued for libel and slander by former Texas Tech Head Coach, Mike Leach.
The lawsuit filed in a Texas district court claims ESPN’s coverage of Leach's suspension and then firing last year was "willful and negligent defamation" and that it failed to "retract false and damaging statements" it made from "misinformation" provided to ESPN by Craig James and Spaeth Communications.
"Mike Leach wants his name cleared. His reputation has been tarnished." said Leach’s attorney Ted Liggett.