Ryan Leaf staying in Montana, no extradition to Texas, for now

Ryan Leaf staying in Montana, no extradition to Texas, for now

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 JOEL KNIP / KING 5 SPORTS

KING5.com

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 11 at 12:15 PM

ESPN is reporting Ryan Leaf will not be extradited to Texas, nor have his probation revoked.  The Cougar great's lawyer says the Texas warrants have been withdrawn.  A district attorney in Randall county, Texas had previously wanted to revoke Leaf's 10-year probation from a 2010 drug case.

Leaf's lawyer says he will now enter a drug treatment program as per his plea deal from his Montana case.  His 5-year plea deal with the Montana Department of Corrections include at least nine months in a treatment program, six months in a pre-release center, and two years suspended sentence.

UPDATE: According to the Great Falls Tribune, Leaf could still face a Texas court in the future.  The Randall County district attorney will wait until Leaf completes his first 15 months of treatment before deciding what to do.

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