Former Alvarado assistant football coach Cody Ledbetter (shown right and below), once a standout quarterback in college and in the pros, was on his way back to Texas on Tuesday, where he faces more than 20 years in prison, according to Johnson County authorities.
Ledbetter, who pleaded guilty in 2005 to having sex with a 16-year-old student, fled the country last year when it appeared his probation was about to be revoked. Ledbetter, 37, turned himself in to the Ottawa Police Service in Ontario, Canada, in August while accompanied by his lawyer.
Ledbetter starred as quarterback at Stephenville High School and New Mexico State University, where he led Division I-A in total offense in 1995. He also played professionally with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
He also was accused of domestic assault involving a woman he was living with in Ottawa. Those charges have been stayed, clearing the way for his extradition to the United States, the Ottawa Sun reported.
-- Mitch Mitchell