Ex-Cougar Leaf to be sentenced for drugs, burglary

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is scheduled to be sentenced in Montana on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty last month to breaking into a house and illegally possessing painkillers.

A plea agreement calls for Leaf to be sentenced to nine months in a secure drug treatment facility, followed by time in a pre-release center as part of a five-year term with the Montana Department of Corrections for the burglary charge. The state is recommending a suspended five-year term for the drug charge.

District Judge Kenneth Neill of Great Falls is not bound by the May 8 plea agreement, but has said Leaf needs treatment.

A prosecutor in Texas also is seeking to revoke Leaf’s 10-year probationary sentence from a 2010 plea agreement for stealing prescription pain medicine.

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