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Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:05:24 -0700
Former QB Ryan Leaf was sentenced to nine months of lockdown addiction treatment to be followed by time in a prerelease center after he plead guilty to breaking into a house and illegally taking painkillers last month. Leaf was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections, with two years suspended.
Wed, 09 May 2012 06:36:28 -0700
Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf pleaded guilty Tuesday, May 8, to charges that he broke into a Montana home and illegally possessed painkillers. In exchange, prosecutors will recommend he spend nine months in a secure drug treatment facility. Leaf had faced a maximum prison sentence of 50 years stemming from two recent burglary and drug possession charges.
Thu, 03 May 2012 08:45:17 -0700
Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf is to be arraigned on charges that he broke into two homes in Montana and stole prescription drugs. He will appear in court Thursday, May 3, to enter a plea on two counts of burglary and two counts of criminal possession of a dangerous drug.
Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:20:30 -0700
Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf has been formally charged with four felonies on accusations that he broke into an acquaintance's home to steal prescription painkillers, then robbed a second home two days after being released from jail. Cascade County Attorney John Parker charged Leaf with two counts of burglary and two counts of criminal possession of a dangerous drug in court documents filed Thursday, April 12. If convicted, Leaf faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years on each burglary charge and five years for each possession charge.
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 09:40:33 -0700
Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf was arrested for the second time Monday, April 2, on charges of burglary, theft and two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. He also is being detained on a probation violation. The new charges stem from a burglary Saturday, March 31 - the day after Leaf was arrested and charged with burglarizing an acquaintance's home for prescription painkillers.
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 04:50:16 -0700
Updating previous items, former NFL QB Ryan Leaf was arrested after a monthlong investigation that culminated with Leaf breaking into an acquaintance's home to steal prescription pain medication. Authorities believe he might have broken into other homes in search of prescription drugs over the past year and are asking those victims to come forward, said Central Montana Drug Force Commander Chris Hickman. "We do have some information that this may not be an isolated incident," Hickman said. Leaf faced a similar accusation in 2008, when he was accused of burglarizing a player's home while he was a quarterbacks coach for West Texas A&M. An investigation turned up that Leaf had obtained nearly 1,000 pain pills from area pharmacies in an eight-month span. He reached a plea agreement that gave him 10 years' probation. The prosecutor in that case in 2009 said he'll file a motion Monday, April 2, to revoke Leaf's probation after his Montana arrest.
Sat, 31 Mar 2012 06:40:56 -0700
Updating a previous item, former NFL QB Ryan Leaf was booked in Montana on felony charges of burglary of a residence, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, plus misdemeanor theft.
Sat, 31 Mar 2012 04:50:25 -0700
Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf was arrested Friday, March 30, in his Montana hometown of Great Falls on burglary and drug possession charges, police said. The circumstances surrounding Leaf's arrest were not immediately clear. Great Falls Police Sgt. Dean Bennett, who confirmed Leaf's arrest, said that he had not seen a report detailing the allegations against Leaf. "I've made some mistakes, and have no excuses," Leaf said. "I am using the tools I've learned to move forward rather than backwards, and will be open to talking about the details in the days to come. I am confident that there will be further understanding when the facts are revealed, and feel very blessed for all of the support, especially from my friends and family."
Fri, 03 Jun 2011 07:36:10 -0700
Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf said Thursday, June 2, that he could face radiation treatments if the part of his brain tumor that couldn't be removed gets bigger. Leaf said the doctor who performed the surgery was unable to get all of the benign tumor because parts were wrapped around brain stem nerves that affect swallowing and shoulder movement. "We're going to monitor it and if it starts to grow again then we're going to have to do a six-week round of radiation," Leaf said.
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 16:23:00 -0700
The Associated Press reports former NFL QB Ryan Leaf was sentenced to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to eight felony drug charges in Texas. Leaf was also fined $20,000 after pleading guilty to seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of delivery of a simulated controlled substance.
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:09:05 -0800
Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com, reports former NFL QB Ryan Leaf is facing as many as 20 years in prison on a burglary charge after plea bargain attempts have broken down, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Thu, 02 Jul 2009 20:32:47 -0700
The Associated Press reports a lawyer for former NFL QB Ryan Leaf says a fugitive action filed in Washington against Leaf has been dismissed. The Whatcom County prosecutor had filed an interstate fugitive case against Leaf after he was arrested by federal Customs agents as he crossed the border from Canada in June. Leaf was on his way to face burglary and drug charges in Texas. Leaf was scheduled to return for a July 16 hearing, but his lawyer said that hearing has been cancelled.
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:30:24 -0700
The Associated Press reports former NFL QB Ryan Leaf was arrested in Washington Wednesday, June 17, on drug and burglary charges in Texas. Customs agents arrested him after he crossed the Canada-United States border.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 07:09:14 -0700
ESPN.com reports prosecutors in Texas have set a deadline of Thursday, June 18, for former NFL QB Ryan Leaf to turn himself in on drug-related charges, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. "He can run, but he can't hide and we will find him," said James Farren, the district attorney for Randall County, Texas. Farren is also considering additional charges against Leaf. "There is sufficient information that I felt justified in asking the grand jury in keeping the investigation open," Farren said.
Thu, 11 Jun 2009 17:01:36 -0700
Updating a previous item, former NFL QB Ryan Leaf's lawyer, Bill Kelly, said Leaf plans to surrender on drug and burglary charges in Texas. Kelly said Leaf is "not a fugitive from justice" and will return next week. Prosecutor Lacy Miller says a warrant was issued May 20 when Leaf was indicted. Leaf is charged with burglary to a habitation, seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of delivery of a simulated controlled substance.
Thu, 11 Jun 2009 00:15:35 -0700
Brent Schrotenboer, of The San Diego Union-Tribune, reports former NFL QB Ryan Leaf had a warrant issued for his arrest May 20. He is wanted by law in Texas after he failed to turn himself in on drug and burglary charges. He has also been charged with trying to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and delivery of a simulated controlled substance.
Fri, 22 May 2009 02:44:57 -0700
According to The Associated Press, retired NFL QB Ryan Leaf has been indicted by a grand jury on drug and burglary charges in Randall County, Texas. Leaf, a former first-round draft choice of the San Diego Chargers, was charged with one count of burglary to a habitation, seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of delivery of a simulated controlled substance.
Thu, 06 Nov 2008 20:13:13 -0800
ESPN.com reports West Texas A&M quarterbacks coach Ryan Leaf has resigned from the school. Leaf has been on leave of absence for personal reasons. A person briefed on the situation said Leaf asked a West Texas A&M player for a pill to help him deal with lingering pain from his NFL days, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.
Thu, 08 Nov 2007 17:57:57 -0800
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning remains in contact with former NFL QB Ryan Leaf (Chargers). Leaf is currently an assistant football coach at West Texas A&M. Manning said, "He actually sends me a weekly text (message) of how their team is doing. They're 10-0, I believe. I'm happy to see he's back in football and he seems to be happy."
Fri, 10 Mar 2006 04:46:41 -0800
The New York Post reports the NFL Network, which for the first time will provide counter-coverage to ESPN's presentation of the NFL Draft April 29, is interested in having former NFL QB Ryan Leaf, the 1998 No. 2 pick, as part of its draft show, an NFL Network spokesman confirmed.
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:48:05 -0800
The Associated Press reports West Texas A&M has hired former NFL QB Ryan Leaf as their new quarterbacks coach.
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 06:58:43 -0700
The Ottawa Sun reports the Ottawa Renegades of the CFL have added former NFL QB Ryan Leaf their negotiation list.
Wed, 13 Apr 2005 12:05:24 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage stressed the team will not get caught up in drafting a quarterback with their high first-round draft choice (No. 3 overall) if the player is not viewed as the best available and a good fit. "For every Peyton Manning, there was a Ryan Leaf," Savage said. "For every Donovan McNabb, there was a Tim Couch and Akili Smith. The air is thin up there and sometimes we don't get enough oxygen. I think it's proven that the quarterbacks come from anywhere. There is no science involved in that one."
Thu, 21 Nov 2002 04:20:13 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports agent Leigh Steinberg said the Philadelphia Eagles have not called him to inquire about the status of any of his clients, including QB Troy Aikman. He also represents QBs Steve Young and Ryan Leaf.
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 05:46:31 -0700
ESPNews reports the Seattle Seahawks wonít be contacting recently retired QB Ryan Leaf anytime soon despite their interest in adding a veteran QB.
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 20:37:35 -0700
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks coach/GM Mike Holmgren said the Seahawks are looking to sign a veteran QB to back up starting QB Matt Hasselbeck. Holmgren said the team will not consider re-signing retired QB Ryan Leaf.
Sun, 28 Jul 2002 05:07:15 -0700
The Seattle Times reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said former Seattle QB Ryan Leaf, who announced his retirement earlier this week, lost the fire and passion to play.
Fri, 26 Jul 2002 13:21:19 -0700
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Ryan Leaf has decided to retire. He informed the team of his decision on Friday. Leaf appeared in 25 games, starting 21, in his four-year NFL career. A former first-round draft pick, Leaf spent time with the San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Seattle Seahawks. He was troubled throughout his short career by his volatile personality and injury problems.
Tue, 11 Jun 2002 10:52:38 -0700
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Seattle Seahawks QB Ryan Leaf continues to look relaxed and throw the ball well during the teamís workouts.
Mon, 03 Jun 2002 17:05:51 -0700
Associated Press reports that although Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said QB Ryan Leaf has looked fine in workouts, he will be watching Leaf, who suffered a wrist injury in 2000. Leaf said the wrist hasnít bothered him and hasnít been an issue.
Tue, 21 May 2002 21:57:51 -0700
Seahawks.com reports the team has officially signed QB Ryan Leaf to a one-year contract.
Tue, 21 May 2002 20:01:07 -0700
The AP reports the San Diego Riptide of the Arena Football League 2 offered QB Ryan Leaf a contract before he agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks. "We think "``If he accepts it, we'll bring him in for a workout. Why not?" The AF2 team offered Leaf a standard arenafootball2 contract: $200 a week, plus a $50 bonus per win.
Tue, 21 May 2002 19:31:01 -0700
Updating earlier stories, Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com the deal agreed to with the Seattle Seahawks by QB Ryan Leaf was a one-year contract worth $525,000. He will count only $450,000 against the Seahawks 2002 cap because of a new rule this year. The contract is contingent upon Leaf passing a physical examination.
Tue, 21 May 2002 16:11:02 -0700
NFL.com reports the Seattle Seahawks have landed free agent QB Ryan Leaf, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Monday. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Tue, 21 May 2002 13:03:58 -0700
The Dallas Morning News reports the release of QB Ryan Leaf on Monday won't hurt the Dallas Cowboys' salary cap at all because he didn't receive a signing bonus from the team.
Tue, 21 May 2002 07:45:26 -0700
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports free agent QB Ryan Leaf could resurface in Washington -- with the Seattle Seahawks as their No. 3 QB. The Seahawks are interested in signing Leaf before their June minicamp.
Mon, 20 May 2002 19:19:29 -0700
Dallas Cowboys.com reports the team released QB Ryan Leaf because he was caught in the situation where the team simply had too many QBs. "Ryan Leaf was a team player throughout his entire time here and we wish him the absolute best," said Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones "This is a decision that came down to numbers on our depth chart at the quarterback position, and we wanted to dedicated the practice repetitions to the younger players. Ryan did everything that was asked of him as a Cowboy, and he brought a positive presence to our locker room. We appreciate his contributions and we wish him success."
Mon, 20 May 2002 19:17:29 -0700
Dallas Cowboys.com reports the team had extensive talks with the Seattle Seahawks about a trade for QB Ryan Leaf. When those talks failed, Leaf was released.
Mon, 20 May 2002 16:06:17 -0700
DallasCowboys.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have released QB Ryan Leaf.
Sat, 18 May 2002 21:54:48 -0700
Jean-Jacques Taylor reports for the Dallas Morning News despite some improvement with his locker room demeanor and his conditioning, QB Ryan Leaf appears to still be on his way out from the Dallas Cowboys. Owner/GM Jerry Jones and strength coach Joe Jurazcek said Leaf has worked hard in the off-season to shed the excess weight that slowed him last season. "He has done everything we asked him to do," Jones said. "He would have carried the water bucket, if we asked him to do it." The expectation remains Leaf will probably be released unless the team can find a trade partner willing to ante up a conditional late-round draft pick for Leaf.
Wed, 08 May 2002 08:02:34 -0700
The Dallas Morning News reports the Dallas Cowboys have talked about trying to trade QBs Ryan Leaf and Anthony Wright. Owner/GM Jerry Jones said he hasn't initiated any trade talks regarding either player as of yet. The team would prefer to trade them than simply release them.
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 20:15:24 -0700
Dallas Cowboys.com reports QB Ryan Leaf (virus), who missed the weekend mini-camp, missed the first day of QB school Monday. His absence and the fact that QB Anthony Wright is still rehabbing, left the team with three QBs Monday.
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 16:14:29 -0700
Mickey Spagnola reports for Dallas Cowboys.com the team gave Hawaii QB Nick Rolovich a tryout at mini-camp. This meant the team could have had seven QBs present. However, QB Anthony Wright wasn't participating and QB Ryan Leaf was out sick.
Sat, 26 Jan 2002 18:11:53 -0800
As an update to an earlier story, Dallas Cowboys.com reports it does not appear newly signed QB Chad Hutchinson will compete for the starting QB job his first season. "Our plans do not include Chad being involved in the competition for the starter's job this summer," owner/GM Jerry Jones added. QB Ryan Leaf and possibly Hutchinson could compete for the No. 2 QB job along with Clint Stoerner and Anthony Wright, as soon as he is healthy. With the Cowboys willing to let Hutchinson ease back into football, the backup job will go to either Leaf, Wright or Stoerner, with at least one, if not the other two, out of jobs.
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 09:37:59 -0800
Jean-Jacques Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, reports for the Sporting News, that Dallas Cowboys QB Ryan Leaf (wrist) has decided not to have offseason surgery to repair a detached ligament in his right wrist. Leaf will remain the backup to Quincy Carter for the remainder of the year.
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 07:19:07 -0800
The Dallas Morning News' Chip Brown reports Dallas Cowboys QB Ryan Leaf has decided against having wrist surgery after this season. "It will be fine," Leaf said Thursday. "I'll come back to training camp next year, and we'll have a good competition."
Wed, 21 Nov 2001 13:45:03 -0800
The Dallas News reports Dallas Cowboys QB Ryan Leaf says he won't press to make big plays simply because Thursday's game against Denver might be his last start of the season. Rookie QB Quincy Carter (hamstring) is expected to resume his role as starter for week twelve.
Tue, 20 Nov 2001 09:42:06 -0800
The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys QB Quincy Carter (hamstring) said he expects to play Dec. 2 against the Redskins. Carter has missed the past seven games after undergoing surgery on his left hamstring. Ryan Leaf will get the starting nod again this weekend. Head coach Dave Campo said he plans to keep Carter as the No. 3 QB for this weekend's game. The team would like to evaluate him at least five more games.
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 22:05:23 -0800
Jean-Jacques Taylor reports for the Dallas Morning News it appears Dallas Cowboys QB Ryan Leaf will keep his starting job. Leaf struggled today completing 11-of-26 passes for 102 yards with two interceptions and a QB rating of 21.6. Owner Jerry Jones and and coach Dave Campo said the Cowboys would probably use three or four starts to evaluate Leaf while rookie Quincy Carter's torn left hamstring healed. Carter feels he's healthy enough to return. When asked if Leaf would start Thursday against Denver, Campo said, "Yes."
Fri, 16 Nov 2001 08:15:18 -0800
Clarence E. Hill Jr. reports for the Star-Telegram Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones said yesterday the team will not look to draft a QB in 2002, but rather develop Ryan Leaf or Quincy Carter as their QB of the future. Jones said he is very pleased about the prospects of his quarterback situation . He also knows it hinges on having Carter and Leaf develop as expected during the final eight games. Jones said he was happy with Leaf's solid, if not spectacular play, last weekend.