Former Cougars QB Leaf to return to Texas soon

Former Cougars QB Leaf to return to Texas soon

Credit: Cascade County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images

GREAT FALLS, MT - APRIL 02: In this handout image provided by the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is seen in a police booking photo April 2, 2012 in Great Falls, Montana. Leaf was arrested on charges of burglary, theft and criminal possession of dangerous drugs. (Photo by Cascade County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

CANYON, Texas -- Former WSU Cougars 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, Texas, District Attorney James Farren said 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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