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Posted on: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf hoping for plea bargain


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 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.