Adam James electrical closet tape?

This may or may not be the Adam James electrical closet tape

12/31/09 in NCAAF   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect


This is supposedly the video Adam James shot with his cell phone when he was banished to the electrical closet by Mike Leach on December 19th. It's definitely James in the video, but the question now is: Is this video legit?

I find a tad surprising that Leach stuck James in there while James still had his cell phone on him. And considering what people have said about James (he's a huge douchebag and his dad, Craig James, reportedly was "like a Little League dad" in calling Leach all the time) it's not outside the realm of possibility that this video was made well after December 19th to completely sink Leach. 

Also, I should tell you that Leach's attorney today provided pictures of the room Leach says he stuck James in, and it obviously wasn't this electrical closet.

So here's what we know. Someone is lying. The question is who is it? I'd like to think it's James, but then even douchebags can be right on occasion. We'll just have to wait and see.
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1/3/10   |   NatCheerChick   |   9 respect

I HATE MIKE LEACH!!!!!!!!!!! I really could care less about the whole thing!I AM JUST HAPPY WE ARE GOING TO PASEDENA BABY

HOOK EM HORNS

1/1/10   |   Texas_Lady   |   1 respect

@ TwoStates4Me... I have to ^ 5 you on your comment .. Having a son that played Football @ High School Level and many of his closest friends @ College and NFL (Robert Bernard NY) I have heard since the time they were all in School of Tons of things done by the Coach at the HS Level , Couch Leach was caught up by Like someone said in a previous comment  A Rich Spoiled Kid .. Hey way I see it , Kind of like a "Wrasslin Match " Someone is going to come out on top , So looks like Rich Spoiled Kid 1 Full of Himself Coach 0 at this point but like any situation or sport , There can always be an upset .. Score can change at anytime ,,, Happy Prosperous New Year Everyone !

1/1/10   |   TwoStates4Me   |   11 respect

CowboyFan1, the real truth may never come out.....Leach did go over the line....lots of coahes go over the line and never get caught....Leach is obviously a great game day coach,,but  I think Craig James has other motives including maybe his son is not that good...

1/1/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

Since when did "discipline" become excitable in this form?  Sticking anyone in a closet or other room,under guard is like a parent putting their kid in a closet to teach em not to be afraid of the dark. 

Maybe James is a slacker and not all that good of a player,but Leach went over the line....TWICE.  That we know of... more players might come out and tell how he treated them as well.

12/31/09   |   Texas_Lady   |   1 respect

Whatever it sounds like .. or looks like its gonna be a long drawn out Pile of Crap as usual (Refer to the Tiger Story ) Hey and as far as the cell phone thingy , Come on ppl.. We all know that everyone keeps a cell on every damn where . I have heard about who's doing who in the line at McDonald's . I have heard a woman tell I am guessin her mate how to unstop the Toilet in the home from the women's restroom in Landry's Restaurant . Spoiled Rich kid or A Coach on a mission what does it matter who lied . Wait I know Leach missed out on his contractual bonus of 800 grand Dec. 31st ..  I don't get it . We are mad because this Coach probably went out and scouted this Rich Kid for Texas Tech So right or wrong the kid did not just walk on bet my shoes on it ....

12/31/09   |   TwoStates4Me   |   11 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
it definitely sounds like Adam James is your run of the mill rich kid douche who made it to where he is thanks to daddy Craig.. Even if this video IS legit, what does it say about this kid that he had his cell phone with him at practice.. I hope this absolutely destroys the Texas Tech football program, and Mike Leach finds his way to another program and has success..

This does sound like the spoiled rich kid sydrome that was not good enough to start for the Red Raiders and "daddy" James got an attitude...These type dad are called helicopter dad as they are all over their sons athletic teams and coaches making sure the kid gets playing time.  Sounds like a case of sour grapes to me.  I am sure Leach is no angel but the guy can coach and he will resurface with a better job, just wait.

12/31/09   |   Drewcifer   |   24 respect

ESPN needs to hire Leach as commentator and pair him with Craig "I'd Play Football But It Would Mess Up My Hairpiece" James.  Leach is, by all accounts except that of a spoiled rich brat and his helicopter parents, a good coach that produces not just good players, but men.  He's not a Meyer or Carroll, who produces great players who generally suck as people.  Leach is loud, unconventional, brash, and resistant to change by those who don't know dick about football.

I hope he chills for a couple years and then comes to Penn State when Joe Pa finally hangs it up.  But regardless, there's no way he doesn't walk right in to another job.

12/31/09   |   aos035   |   68 respect

ESPN just KNOWS that Leah is lying. They had the chancellor of Texas Tech football on last night to "tell his side of the story", failing to mention the fact that James was really stuck in a press room. If i wasn't sick I would write an artcle about that.

12/31/09   |   Blends   |   11 respect

Adam James is only telling part of the story here........I'm not saying that LEach is completely innocent here. But the James kid seems to be involved in the 'witch hunt' to get Leach fired.

12/31/09   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25429 respect

it definitely sounds like Adam James is your run of the mill rich kid douche who made it to where he is thanks to daddy Craig.. Even if this video IS legit, what does it say about this kid that he had his cell phone with him at practice.. I hope this absolutely destroys the Texas Tech football program, and Mike Leach finds his way to another program and has success..

12/31/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Okay, so IF this is the room they put him in, does it say anywhere that he filmed this on the day they put him in there? Is it possible he went back after the fact to film it when he realised he might need some evidence of his story?  I agree putting it on youtube is a homer thing to do, but I didn't hear him say "I'm missing practice and they locked me in here".
The other thing, the story I read earlier said that they took him out of the electrical closet after a short period of time because of the buzzing, but I didn't hear any buzzing at all on the video, and did hear James whispering.

12/31/09   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

No matter what...set up,or coach being a jerk....you DO NOT tread another person that way.  The college did all they could to help get him through this... all he had to do was come clean with them and sign a paper saying he would NO longer behave in such a way....instead,he went off,he pretty much admitting he had done it and to other players as well not  just that.  One player has already come out saying he is glad the coach is gone.

12/31/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
I won't buy it. I can just as easily bring my phone in a closet, point my camera around and say someone I don't like put me in there. Give me something a little more solid than looking like a douche and putting it on youtube as proof.

Nobody puts Baby in a corner!  The James Family MottoThe James Family Motto!

12/31/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

blondie45044 wrote:
I think that there is something deeper going on, I am sure this will be another top story for weeks to come.

A big thumbs up. You sir, are correct.

12/31/09   |   Superbleeder   |   94 respect

Damn youtube videos.  Cant watch them at work. 

12/31/09   |   powwowbum1   |   1 respect

(Edited by powwowbum1)

If they wanted me to formally apologize to a prima donna slacker, I'd probably become insubordinate too. Egos, friends. It's all about egos.

12/31/09   |   blondie45044   |   5873 respect

I think that there is something deeper going on, I am sure this will be another top story for weeks to come.

12/31/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Frankie_D wrote:
It wasn't that dark of a closet. This closet did have a couple of chairs in it too. Poor baby, he couldn't watch his daddy on tv instead of being with the team. I'm not saying that he had to participate in practice since he was hurt coming off of concussion, but he could of been with the team and watching it from the bench.

I also think that Texas Tech had something to do with it. As you may know he was scheduled to get a $800,000 bonus if he was their head coach on Jan 1st  2010.  They just wanted a reason not to pay him is what I think.

They also signed him to a 5 year/$12.7M contract just 10 months ago, so while $800k is a large amount of change, it's not like money could be a main reason in the firing.

12/31/09   |   Frankie_D   |   290 respect

It wasn't that dark of a closet. This closet did have a couple of chairs in it too. Poor baby, he couldn't watch his daddy on tv instead of being with the team. I'm not saying that he had to participate in practice since he was hurt coming off of concussion, but he could of been with the team and watching it from the bench.

I also think that Texas Tech had something to do with it. As you may know he was scheduled to get a $800,000 bonus if he was their head coach on Jan 1st  2010.  They just wanted a reason not to pay him is what I think.

12/31/09   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

We have 2 very different stories here..

I heard Leach's attorney, in full on ESPN yesterday.
Today, I heard the Pres of Texas Tech comment, suggesting
Leach became insubordinate during the University's
efforts to steer him through this.
I also caught Craig James' remarks, that they
really didn't want this but had no choice.
The cell phone during practice is weird..

This one is more interesting than Tiger.

12/31/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

I won't buy it. I can just as easily bring my phone in a closet, point my camera around and say someone I don't like put me in there. Give me something a little more solid than looking like a douche and putting it on youtube as proof.