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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mike Leach SUSPENDED: Texas Tech Coach Will Not Participate In Alamo Bowl

Texas Tech has suspended its football coach Mike Leach, effectively immediately.

Leach will not coach his team in the Alamo Bowl. The suspension took place after the university received a complaint from a player and his parents regarding Leach's treatment of an athlete.

The following statement appeared on RedRaiders.com:

STATEMENT FROM TEXAS TECH ON SUSPENSION OF FOOTBALL COACH MIKE LEACH

Texas Tech University recently received a complaint from a player and his parents regarding Red Raider Head Football Coach Mike Leach's treatment of the athlete after an injury.

At Texas Tech all such complaints are considered as serious matters, and as a result, an investigation of the incident is underway. Until the investigation is complete, Texas Tech University is suspending coach Leach from all duties as Head Football Coach effective immediately. The investigation into this matter will continue in a thorough and fair manner.

Coach Ruffin McNeill will assume duties as Interim Head Coach and will coach the team during the Alamo Bowl.

Read more from the Associated Press here.