Craig James' Son Adam James at Center of Mike Leach Suspension
Craig James now works as a football analyst for ESPN, and he and his wife released a statement through ESPN acknowledging that they brought a complaint because they were concerned about the way Leach treated their son after he was diagnosed with a concussion and an elevated heart rate.
"Mr. and Mrs. James took the step with great regret and after consideration and prayer to convey to the Texas Tech Administration that their son had been subjected to actions and treatment not consistent with common sense rules for safety and health," the statement said. "The James family believes this is a matter important to protect all the fine young men involved in Tech football and the University's reputation for developing and educating young men and women.
"Over the past year, there has been a greatly enhanced recognition of the dangers of concussions and the potential for long-term physical damage to players. At virtually every level of football coaching, cases where children and young men have sustained concussions have generated serious discussion of the importance of correct treatment and diagnosis. The entire James family is supportive of the University and looks forward to a resolution of the matter."
Adam James is a sophomore wide receiver. Prior to Monday's news, Craig James was scheduled to call Texas Tech's upcoming bowl game.
UPDATE: Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated confirms that James will not be calling Tech's bowl game.