Former TCU LB David Hawthorne supports Gary Patterson after Kolby Listenbee lawsuit

Former Horned Frogs linebacker David Hawthorne voiced his support for TCU and coach Gary Patterson on Saturday.

Patterson, along with TCU and the Big 12, is being sued by former TCU receiver Kolby Listenbee.

Listenbee alleged a “pattern of abuse and harassment,”  according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Stefan Stevenson, and is seeking more than $1 million in damages for TCU’s treatment of his injury during the 2015 season.

“This lawsuit makes my stomach turn and it gets even worse when you see that the people behind it were the first people to grab the trophy celebrating the joys TCU brought to them,” Hawthorne wrote in a Facebook post, which he shared to his public Twitter account.

“God forbid you feel pressure from the coach that wants you to live up to a potential that you can’t even see in yourself. God forbid you receive a 300,000 dollar scholarship to play football and someone expects you to actually play. God forbid you play a violent sport for a living and you get hurt, join the crowd.”

Here is the full message:

Hawthorne joins another former Frog — ex-TCU quarterback Casey Pachall — in publicly supporting Patterson following the lawsuit.

Listenbee has added more details to his claim, while TCU has countersued for the school’s name to be removed from the lawsuit.

Hawthorne was an undrafted free agent out of TCU in 2008 before playing four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and four more with the New Orleans Saints.

The post Former TCU LB David Hawthorne supports Gary Patterson after Kolby Listenbee lawsuit appeared first on Diehards.

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