LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas prosecutor who brokered a 10-year probationary sentence for former Washington State University and NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf said Tuesday he is working on a plea deal that would allow the Montana native to serve his sentence in his home state.
Randall County District Attorney James Farren said he’ll seek a seven-year sentence against Leaf for violating terms of his probation when he was arrested for drug possession in Montana last year. A Texas judge would have to approve the deal.
Leaf got probation after pleading guilty to eight felony drug charges in 2010. But after moving back to his home state, he is now in a Montana prison serving five years after being kicked out of a drug treatment program. He pleaded guilty last May to burglary and drug possession.
Leaf was charged last spring with breaking into two houses and stealing prescription painkillers near Great Falls, Mont.