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Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2010

CFB: Texas Tech trainer says he didn't agree with treatment


BETSY BLANEY
Associated Press Writer

LUBBOCK, Texas A Texas Tech athletic trainer told university officials he did not agree with Mike Leach's treatment of receiver Adam Jones after the player was diagnosed with a concussion.

In an affidavit obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Texas Tech head athletic trainer Steve Pincock says he told James he was "sorry" for having placed the player inside an equipment shed near the practice field.

On Dec. 21, Pincock spoke with Tech officials, telling them that he did not agree with that "form of treatment for anyone" and that Leach "wanted James to be uncomfortable."

In an interview a day later, team physician Dr. Michael Phy told university officials that James "may not have been harmed" but he "considered this practice inappropriate."