View Full Version : Guess the race: Pro athlete arrested for burglary and drug charges; posts $76K bond

03-31-2012, 02:38 PM

On Friday, former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested on burglary and drug possession charges at the parole office in his hometown of Great Falls, Montana. Leaf was charged with burglary and criminal possession of dangerous drugs (both charges are felonies) and a misdemeanor count of theft.


Leaf was busy serving 10 years of probation related to a conviction for burglary and drug possession charges stemming from a 2008 arrest in Texas.


The burglary charge stemmed from an incident in which Leaf allegedly broke into the apartment of an injured West Texas A&M football player, looking for prescribed Hydrocodone painkillers.

As Randall County District Attorney James Farren said at that time, nobody was surprised by Leaf's addiction to pain killers, [stemming from a football related wrist injury] and the problems it has caused.

"Everyone knew if you got injured, you'd get a visit from Ryan Leaf," Farren told the Associated Press in 2008. "And when he left, he had half their pain medication."


03-31-2012, 02:39 PM
damn that dude is a fuking idiot.

03-31-2012, 02:40 PM
I met Ryan Leaf while golfing last summer.

I know it's easy to crack jokes about him but it's a cautionary tale for other athletes and a sad story.

03-31-2012, 03:53 PM
It's sad. Apparently he had a brain tumor. Maybe he's using the pills for his pain? Regardless, burglary and all these other charges are not excused by pain. If you have pain, work with a doctor. Don't rob somebody's ficken' house!

God, talk about a fall from grace with this guy!