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Yellow Ledbetter: Ex-CFL QB Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison


Former Canadian Football League quarterback Cody Ledbetter, 37, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday in Fort Worth due to a probation violation relating to an earlier conviction in 2005.

Via the Houston Chronicle:

Ledbetter two decades ago drew fame playing for the Stephenville Yellowjackets. He played in college before spending time in the Canadian Football League.

Ledbetter in 2005 pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a female student at Alvarado High School, where he was an assistant coach.

See, it’s kinda weird because his last name is Ledbetter, just like the oft-misheard and frequently misunderstood Pearl Jam song “Yellow Ledbetter” and he’s probably feeling pretty yellow right now about having to spend 12 long years in the clink. That’s hard time, man.

Wait. “Yellow” implies cowardice. I was thinking of “Blue.” Yeah, blue, as in he’s sad. But the problem is there never has been a song with the title “Blue Ledbetter” so I was pretty much stuck making this weaksauce reference, otherwise who would have cared about some burnout former CFL quarterback’s conviction…

Ah-ah-ah-ahhhhh yeahhhhh, (sing-mumbles something incoherently)

Ex-CFL QB Ledbetter gets 12 years in Texas prison [Houston Chronicle]