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Ryan Leaf To Be Sentenced For Drugs, Burglary

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142336179 Ryan Leaf To Be Sentenced For Drugs, Burglary

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)

GREAT FALLS, MT (AP) – Former Cowboys quarterback Ryan Leaf is scheduled to be sentenced in Montana on Tuesday after having 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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