Ryan Leaf, the ex-Chargers/ Washington State quarterback, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering an acquaintances house and stealing prescription drugs last Friday, March 30th. Police caught Leaf in Montana when they found oxycodone pills located in his golf bag inside his truck. He was released on a $76,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court this Monday.
Shortly after his release, Leaf was arrested again for the same crime on accusations from another former friend that said he had found him in his house stealing more of his medication just outside of Great Falls.
The owners of the home had described to the authorities what “the man” was wearing and managed to pick Leaf out of a photo line up.
After searching Leaf home, police and task force members had found 89 hydrocodone pills, that were located in his robe pocket in his bathroom, but were not believed to be the stolen drugs.
Leaf was known for taking the Washington State Cougars to their first Rose Bowl in 6 years, but more better known for following Peyton Manning as second in the NFL draft of 1998 to the San Diego Chargers and becoming what is still known to this day as the biggest bust in all of draft history.
Last year he had undergone treatment to remove a benign tumor from his brain stem and had received very difficult radiation treatment following the surgery, but stated that he was “doing/feeling much better and am excited for the rest of 2012.” (BETSY BLANEY Associated Press)
Greg Witter, a friend of Leaf’s and a co-writer of his recent book, “596 Switch” said that Leaf had been very “diligent” about his problem and had even went into rehab when he felt that his old habits had begun resurfacing.
In a whole, Leaf’s offences could land him in prison for almost 20 years.