Todd Graham called Mike Leach’s comments “chickenshit” during the post-game handshake following the Arizona State-Washington State game Saturday night.
Deadspin captured the video, seen below.
Todd Graham tells Mike Leach his comments about ASU sign-stealing are "chickenshit": pic.twitter.com/kC2KWsjIO3
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 23, 2016
Leach accused Arizona State of stealing signs this week, saying, “”I think they steal signs, and we’ll have to keep an eye on that…. That is very unsavory practice they have, so we’ll have to do what we can to defend it.”
As you might've heard the whole sign stealing thing came up again with ASU up next for WSU. Like usual, Mike Leach brought the goods. pic.twitter.com/uZVzk6IEsH
— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) October 18, 2016
Graham and Arizona State AD Ray Anderson took exception to Leach’s accusation. “We do everything exactly by the rules. Period,” Graham told the Arizona Republic. “I’m not going to get involved in things like that that are ridiculous.”
The conference fined Leach $10,000 for his comments.
When asked after the game, Leach chose not to answer.
Leach "respectfully decline to answer" any questionS about ASU so he doesn't get fined pic.twitter.com/HTUrNfKKd3
— Stefanie Loh (@StefanieLoh) October 23, 2016
Washington State won the game, 37-32, lifting the Cougars to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in Pac-12 play.