Mac Engel: Gary Patterson needs to speak out on lawsuit

TCU and its head football coach, Gary Patterson, have been keeping silent for the most part on the lawsuit filed by former wide receiver Kolby Listenbee.

After issuing an initial brief statement when the lawsuit was first filed and submitting a request to be removed from the list of defendants, TCU has kept mum. Gary Patterson also hasn’t said anything on the matter.

But with Listenbee adding to his suit and alleging an extensive history of mistreatment by the TCU coaching staff, Patterson needs to break his silence, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Mac Engel. 

“Gary Patterson, say  something. To someone. Anyone,” Engel implored the coach. The longtime columnist went down the list of allegations by Listenbee and chalked most of them up to “just football.” But even though injuries are a part of the sport, Engel thinks Patterson needs to make a statement to the media to explain his side of the story.

“As far as implied pressure on players to play through pain or injury, that’s the truth. Because every coach does starting in high school. Because that’s football. As far as what Gary thinks about all of this? Who knows? He’s not talking. He should. His character and his program are headed to trial.”

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