Texas Tech concussions

NEW YORK (AP) - House Judiciary Committee member Linda Sanchez

has criticized the culture in sports that leads to hiding injuries.

Referring to the Texas Tech incident involving wide receiver

Adam James that led to coach Mike Leach's firing, Sanchez,

D-Calif., says the silence on the part of players, assistant

coaches and trainers concerning James' concussion emphasizes that


James was sent to a dark storage shed last December by Leach

after the player said he couldn't practice because of a concussion.

Leach didn't believe James had a concussion and, according to the

school's associate vice chancellor, Charlotte Bingham, Leach told

team trainers to tell the doctors "there'd be no more concussions

at Texas Tech."

Bingham says the school was not aware of the situation until

James' father complained.