Texas Prosecutor Rescinds Warrants For Leaf

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – Ryan Leaf’s attorney says Texas prosecutors have canceled their outstanding warrants until the ex-NFL quarterback completes drug treatment in Montana.

Leaf had been facing extradition to face a probation revocation hearing in Randall County after he was charged with drug and burglary offenses in Great Falls this spring.

Leaf was sentenced in June to spend nine months in drug treatment, followed by six months in a prerelease center and two years of probation.

After his sentencing, Texas authorities issued warrants for Leaf to appear at a hearing to revoke the probation sentence that he received for drug charges in 2010.

Leaf attoney Kenneth Olson tells the Great Falls Tribune the warrants have been rescinded so that Leaf can serve out his Montana sentence before facing potential penalties in Texas.

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