Former TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee once had great things to say about the people he is currently suing.
Listenbee filed a lawsuit against TCU football coach Gary Patterson, the Big 12 conference and TCU for rushing him back to the field from injury that, he feels, has hurt his pro career.
A pro career has seen him land on the practice squads of three NFL teams and play in zero NFL games. He's on a future's contract with the Indianapolis Colts.
Not sure this one is going to help him in court, but before TCU's Pro Day in 2016, the wide receiver was asked by a TCU reporter, Alexa Shaw, "What has this school and this program meant to you?"
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Listenbee said in a video, which was produced by TCU, "It means a lot. It sure helped me to get to where I am now. Coaching staff. Medical staff. Just the support. And all the fans, and everything."
At the time of that Pro Day, Listenbee was out with an injury.
"Coaches said it's tough. I'm tough," Listenbee told Shaw. "I'm not just a track guy."
In light of this lawsuit, this video produced by TCU is all kinds of funny. Contradictions can be great theater.
Listenbee praised the coaches and medical team for support then and now claims they were negligent and hurtful. Which one is it?
And the biggest knock on Listenbee is that he was/is "a track guy."
Both parties have been made aware of this video, which is making the rounds on YouTube these days.
This case is never going to see a courtroom. The two sides have met with a mediator, whose proposal was rejected.
A video in which Listenbee praises TCU's coaches and trainers won't cripple Listenbee's case, but it won't help it either.