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The following is a press release provided by the Big 12 Conference.
Conference Sanctions Texas Tech Football Coach Mike
IRVING, TX – In
accordance with the Big 12 Conference Principles and Standards of Sportsmanship,
the Conference has issued a public reprimand of Texas Tech University head
football coach Mike Leach for his comments following Saturday’s game against
In addition, the
Conference also assessed a $10,000 fine for Leach’s post-game remarks and put
him on notice that any future such behavior will result in a more serious
penalty, including a possible suspension.
“Coach Leach’s public
statements called into question the integrity and competence of game officials
and the Conference’s officiating program,” stated Commissioner Dan Beebe.
“Accordingly the seriousness of this violation warrants a public reprimand and
the largest fine issued to date by the Conference.”
Beebe noted that coaches
are an integral part of the game officials’ evaluation process, which enables
them to express concerns and address specific issues privately. Coaches are
also able to submit video of calls for review to the Conference for
The Big 12 Principles and
Standards of Sportsmanship, including the procedure for processing possible
violations can be found beginning on Page 2 of the following web site link: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big12/genrel/auto_pdf/big12-handbook-appendices.pdf
- Big 12