Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested Friday in Palm Desert, Calif., about 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and charged with misdemeanor home battery.
Leaf, 44, was taken to Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility and later launched after he posted a $5,000 bond, in line with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Division’s on-line information.
His subsequent courtroom date is about for Sept. 25.
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Leaf was third in Heisman Trophy voting in 1997 after throwing 34 landing passes for Washington State and main the Cougars to a Rose Bowl look. He was chosen second total within the 1998 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, one choose after the Colts picked Peyton Manning.
Leaf’s rookie season with the Chargers was a catastrophe. The Nice Falls, Mont. native threw simply two touchdowns to 15 interceptions in 9 begins.
In 1999, Leaf underwent shoulder surgical procedure and was suspended 4 video games after a profanity-laced tirade directed at then-general supervisor Bobby Beathard.
He performed simply 21 video games for San Diego earlier than bounding between the Buccaneers, Cowboys and Seahawks.
Leaf’s profession ended with simply 25 NFL video games performed. He threw 14 touchdowns and 36 interceptions.
He went to jail in 2012 for violating his Texas probation by breaking into a house in Montana to steal pharmaceuticals.
Final summer season, Leaf started working for ESPN as a school soccer analyst. He has additionally labored for the Pac-12 Community.