Now that we know that the identity of the player Mike leach allegedly harassed and mistreated is Adam James, son of Craig James, more and more details are beginning to emerge. Specifically, just what exactly James supposedly had to endure per Leach's orders.
A source close to the family told ESPN's Joe Schad that James sustained a concussion on Dec. 16, was examined on Dec. 17 and told not to practice due to a concussion and an elevated heart rate. The source said Leach called a trainer and directed him to move James "to the darkest place, to clean out the equipment and to make sure that he could not sit or lean. He was confined for three hours."
According to the source, Leach told the trainer, two days later, to "put [James] in the darkest, tightest spot. It was in an electrical closet, again, with a guard posted outside."
Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, is doing his best to get out ahead of this, and has already said that "James 'was placed in an equipment room as it was much cooler and darker' than the practice field 'after a doctor had examined him and returned him to the field.'"
Liggett said that on that day, a trainer was posted outside the room and that James was provided ice. Liggett said that James was secluded for one to two hours. Liggett said that on another occassion, James was placed in a "press room with air conditioning and a stationary bike he coud use."
Liggett also said Leach placed James in those environments was because "Mike tries to keep the players that are unable to practice as close as he can."
Liggett added that he will "soon begin" the steps necessary to overturn the school's suspension, allowing Leach to coach the Alamo Bowl.