Ex-QB Ryan Leaf staying in Montana jail a while longer

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf will stay in a Montana jail up to 30 days 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 told the Great Falls Tribune that the 30-day hold gives authorities needed time to send information between states.

Leaf, who spent time with the San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle 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.

Offenders supervised by two states can be held without bail for up to 30 days, according to Handa.

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

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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