Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested for home battery


Ryan Leaf’s latest run-in with the law saw ESPN college football analyst and former NFL quarterback arrested on Friday and charged with domestic battery charges in Palm Desert, California, according to the sheriff’s department. Riverside County.

The police only identified the alleged victim as a spouse, ex-spouse, fiancée, romantic partner or co-parent.

The Leaf, 44, was detained on $ 5,000 bond Sunday morning and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

The charges mark a setback for Leaf, considered one of the biggest busts in NFL history after being selected No. 2 after Peyton Manning in the 1998 draft.

After his career boomed in 2001 after just three seasons with the Chargers and Cowboys, Leaf began self-medication with Vicodin. In 2009, he was charged with drug and burglary in Texas.

Leaf then spent two years in prison in 2012 after breaking into a Montana home to steal prescription drugs, which was contrary to his Texas probation order.

A year later, Leaf was convicted of “behavior that violated the conditions of his drug addiction placement,” which included charges of threats against a program staff member at the rehabilitation center. Leaf was sentenced to five years in prison but was released seven months later.

The former Washington state star has since worked to rebuild his reputation, and his road to recovery culminated in an ESPN concert before the 2019 college football season.

Before her first television appearance with ESPN, Tweeted sheet, “How is it for a story … 2nd choice in the 1998 NFL draft. Crash & Burn is so bad that many consider the biggest draw bust, go to jail, choose to get up and keep going. 6 years later, employed by @espn living the dream and co-hosting #nfllive for the 1st time today! #soberlife. ”

Leaf, who has been listed by the police as 6 feet 6 inches and 250 pounds, has been engaged to Anna Kleinsorge, a former volleyball player from Georgetown, since 2017 and they have a child together. Leaf was previously married to Nicole Licia, a former Chargers cheerleader, but the two separated in 2003 and later divorced.


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