Bam Morris, the leading rusher in the 1996 Super Bowl for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Monday for violating his probation on a 1996 drug conviction.

The violation stems from federal drug-trafficking charges, to which Morris pleaded guilty last year.

He was sentenced in June to 30 months in prison.

Morris pleaded guilty in August 2000 to two of four counts of the federal indictment.

He admitted attempting to distribute more than 220 pounds of marijuana in the Kansas City area between Jan. 1, 1998, and May 10, 2000.

Once his federal prison term is complete, which could be in about a year, Morris will be transferred to the Texas prison system.

The 29-year-old Morris declined to comment as he left the courtroom on Monday.

"We're disappointed with the outcome, but Bam is ready to get this behind him," his lawyer, Keith Wheeler, told The Dallas Morning News.

Ray Sumrow, Rockwall County's criminal district attorney, said Morris deserved the stiff sentence because of his history of problems with the law.

"This guy has been given every chance in the world to reform his conduct," Sumrow said. "He's been in front of a district court in this county three times. Enough is enough."