Former NFL Quartback Ryan Leaf Arrested For Burglary & Drug Possession
Ryan Leaf was arrested yesterday, (3/30/12), in Great Falls, Montana on burglary charges and drug possession. Leaf has played football for the Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers and the Seattle Seahawks.
This is not his first brush with the law, in 2008 he was accused of breaking into another player's home, during that investigation, authorities found he had close to 1,000 pain pills from different pharmacies.
According to the Associated Press, Leaf was booked on felony charges of burglary of a residence and criminal possession of dangerous drugs. He is out now on $76,000 bond is due back in court on Monday.
The last few years have not been good ones for the former football stand out. Last year Leaf underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor from his brain stem. Surprisingly enough he did release a statement regarding his current situation. Leaf said, quote:
'I've made some mistakes, and have no excuses. 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.'
I am sure we will learn more in the days to come.