Ryan Leaf to stay in Montana jail

Updated: April 5, 2012, 10:22 AM ET
Associated Press

GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf will stay in a Montana jail a while longer while Texas prosecutors work with their Montana counterparts to revoke his probation on 2010 drug charges.

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Probation and Parole Office regional administrator Dawn Handa tells the Great Falls Tribune that the 30-day hold gives authorities needed time to send information between states.

Leaf, who spent time with the Chargers, Cowboys and Seahawks, was arrested Friday and again Monday on separate allegations that he broke into homes and stole prescription medication. Probation officials placed a 72-hour hold on Leaf after the second arrest. It was extended Tuesday.

Handa says offenders supervised by two states can be held without bail for up to 30 days.

A hearing set for Wednesday on Leaf's probation status was canceled.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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