Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf hoping for plea bargain
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.