In what may be a first of its kind case for Washington State athletics, head football coach Mike Leach is being sued over the dismissal of a former player. Pullman Radio reports Zaire Webb filed suit against Leach, the school, and the Student Athlete Appeals Committee in Whitman County court earlier this week for breach of contract. He’s seeking unspecified damages.
Webb was dismissed from the team last year after he and a teammate, Anthony White, Jr., were arrested at the Pullman WalMart for shoplifting. Charges against Webb were ultimately dropped but he remained off the team and without his scholarship after filing an appeal with the SAAC that was denied.
Webb’s lawsuit alleges that Leach’s application of his “three rails” rules for immediate dismissal from the team (no drugs, no stealing, no assaulting women) is not being applied consistently.


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