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    Ryan Leaf tries to rebuild relationship with Washington State

    Ryan Leaf tries to rebuild relationship with Washington State

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    He told reporters after his sentencing that he is ready to turn a new leaf. And he wants to rebuild his relationship with Washington State.>>
    Leaf, who was also a Heisman Trophy finalist, pleaded guilty to eight felony drug charges in Amarillo, Texas. In addition to probation, he was fined $20,000. He told reporters after his sentencing that he is ready to turn a new leaf. And he wants to rebuild his relationship with Washington State. First things first: he explained why he didn't tell anyone about his drug problem.>>

AMARILLO, Texas - A judge in Texas sentenced former WSU quarterback Ryan Leaf to 10 years of probation for felony drug charges.  State District Judge John Board also fined Leaf $20,000. Leaf pleaded guilty to seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of delivery of a simulated controlled substance.

Speaking to reporters after the hearing, Leaf said "deep in my heart I knew I had a problem."

Authorities indicted Leaf in May 2009.  He spent 42 days in a drug dependency program in Vancouver and is currently living in Billings, Montana.

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