Leach headlines LR TD Club speakers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach will kick off the 2010 season as the featured speaker at the Little Rock Touchdown Club next Monday.

The club announced its list of speakers Tuesday, including Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long, former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson and former Georgia coach and athletic director Vince Dooley.

Leach was fired by Texas Tech in December after being accused of mistreating a player who had a concussion. He has sued the school for breach of contract and denies mistreating receiver Adam James. He claims the school got rid of him to avoid paying him an $800,000 bonus.

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