Ryan Leaf sentenced to treatment for drugs

Ryan Leaf sentenced to treatment for drugs

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)

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 20 at 8:21 AM

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was sentenced to nine months of lockdown addiction treatment followed by time in a prerelease center after pleading guilty last month to breaking into a house and illegally possessing painkillers.

District Judge Kenneth Neill of Great Falls sentenced Leaf on Tuesday to seven years with the Department of Corrections, with two years suspended. Neill recommended that Leaf's sentence start with treatment at a program in Lewistown, followed by time in a prerelease center.

Leaf told the judge he was humiliated and embarrassed for himself and his family and added that since his April arrest, jail "has been a sanctuary."

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.

Print
Email
|