Former NFL QB Leaf to return to Texas soon

2012-06-21T13:41:00Z 2013-06-25T17:18:44Z Former NFL QB Leaf to return to Texas soonThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 21, 2012 1:41 pm  • 

CANYON, Texas — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf could return to West Texas as early as next week to face a judge who could revoke his probation on drug-related charges.

Leaf pleaded guilty in Montana after his arrest for breaking into a house and illegally possessing painkillers. A Montana judge on Tuesday gave Leaf at least nine months in a drug treatment center.

Leaf received 10 years of probation in Texas in 2010 after pleading guilty to felony drug charges stemming from a burglary while he was a coach at West Texas A&M.

Randall County District Attorney James Farren said on Thursday that Leaf has waived extradition and could be picked up within a few days. Farren has indicated he will seek jail time for Leaf.

Leaf's attorney did not return a phone message.

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