Kolby Listenbee filed a lawsuit against TCU football coach Gary Patterson, the university and others — alleging abuse and harassment during the 2015 season — on Jan. 31.
The former Horned Frogs wide receiver, however, had a very different view of those on staff two years ago — not long before he was drafted by the Buffalo Bills.
A video from TCU’s pro day in Spring 2016 showed Listenbee praising TCU coaches and trainers for helping him get to where he was at — then on the brink of what he hoped would be bright future in the NFL.
“[This program] means a lot,” Listenbee said in the video. “It for sure helped me get to where I am now. The coaching staff, the medical staff and just the support of the fans and everything.”
Listenbee, who was also part of the track and field team during his time as a Horned Frog, added that the football coaches saw he was “tough” and “not just a track guy.”
The lawsuit filed by Listenbee alleged that he was pressured to return early from an injury sustained during his senior season — approximately sixth months before the pro day interview took place. He also alleged that treatments he received to expedite his return resulted in muscle damage in his pelvic area — negatively impacting his NFL career.
Patterson, in addition to former co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham, former athletic director Chris Del Conte and various members of the team’s training staff, were listed as defendants in the lawsuit. TCU counter-sued shortly after the initial lawsuit was filed.
Listenbee was drafted by the Buffalo in the 2016 NFL Draft, but was released from the team in June 2017. After a two-month stint with the Miami Dolphins practice squad in Fall 2017, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 1.
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