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Ryan Leaf surrendered to Texas authorities in June to face criminal charges. (Photo: File / SWX) Ryan Leaf surrendered to Texas authorities in June to face criminal charges. (Photo: File / SWX)
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    Ryan Leaf tries to rebuild relationship with Washington State

    Ryan Leaf tries to rebuild relationship with Washington State

    Wednesday, April 14 2010 8:28 PM EDT2010-04-15 00:28:49 GMT
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    He told reporters after his sentencing that he is ready to turn a new leaf. And he wants to rebuild his relationship with Washington State.More >>
    Leaf, who was also a Heisman Trophy finalist, pleaded guilty to eight felony drug charges in Amarillo, Texas. In addition to probation, he was fined $20,000. He told reporters after his sentencing that he is ready to turn a new leaf. And he wants to rebuild his relationship with Washington State. First things first: he explained why he didn't tell anyone about his drug problem.More >>

By BETSY BLANEY
Associated Press Writer

LUBBOCK, Texas - The attorney for former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf says a plea deal has been reached in his Texas drug and burglary case.

Bill Kelly, Leaf's attorney, said Thursday that Leaf has agreed to plead guilty to seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of delivery of a simulated controlled substance.Kelly says Leaf would be on probation for 10 years and a burglary charge would be dropped.

A judge must approve the deal.

Leaf, who is living in Canada, was a star at Washington State but a bust during his four-year NFL career. He coached quarterbacks at West Texas A&M in Canyon, where the indictment was returned last May.  

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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Report: Leaf headed back to Washington after posting bail in Texas (June 19, 2009)

CANYON, Texas - Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has surrendered to Texas authorities to face burglary and drug-related charges.

Attorney Bill Kelly says Leaf turned himself in Friday at the Randall County Jail in Canyon, where the former No. 2 pick was indicted in May after coaching quarterbacks at West Texas A&M for three seasons......

Leaf arrested, posts bail in Whatcom County (June 17, 2009)

Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf posted a $45,000 bond in Whatcom County Wednesday after being taken into custody by border agents at the Blaine crossing earlier in the day.


Leaf indicted on drug, burglary charges in Texas (May 22, 2009)

Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf faces the possibility of up to 36 years in prison after being indicted on drug and burglary charges in Texas.

The indictment, handed up by a grand jury in Canyon, Texas, alleges the 33-year-old former quarterback broke into one of his former player's apartment and stole his Hydrocodone.  The player had been prescribed the painkiller because of an injury.

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