Leaf indicted on drug, burglary charges in Texas - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Leaf indicted on drug, burglary charges in Texas

Posted: Updated:
Ryan Leaf has reportedly been going through drug rehab at a facility in British Columbia. Ryan Leaf has reportedly been going through drug rehab at a facility in British Columbia.
  • Leaf indicted on drug, burglary charges in TexasMore>>

  • More Sports

    Ryan Leaf tries to rebuild relationship with Washington State

    Ryan Leaf tries to rebuild relationship with Washington State

    Wednesday, April 14 2010 8:28 PM EDT2010-04-15 00:28:49 GMT
    (Photo: SWX)(Photo: SWX)
    He told reporters after his sentencing that he is ready to turn a new leaf. And he wants to rebuild his relationship with Washington State.More >>
    Leaf, who was also a Heisman Trophy finalist, pleaded guilty to eight felony drug charges in Amarillo, Texas. In addition to probation, he was fined $20,000. He told reporters after his sentencing that he is ready to turn a new leaf. And he wants to rebuild his relationship with Washington State. First things first: he explained why he didn't tell anyone about his drug problem.More >>

Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf faces the possibility of up to 36 years in prison after being indicted on drug and burglary charges in Texas.

The indictment, handed up by a grand jury in Canyon, Texas, alleges the 33-year-old former quarterback broke into one of his former player's apartment and stole his Hydrocodone.  The player had been prescribed the painkiller because of an injury.

"We began an in-depth, extensive investigation into his obtaining of any of this kind of medication, and when we did so, we found out there was fraud involved," said Lt. Dale Davis with the Canyon Police Department.

Leaf used to coach quarterbacks at West Texas A&M before he resigned last November.  He also worked as the school's golf coach.

James Farren, criminal district attorney for Randall County in Texas, said Leaf has been undergoing drug rehabilitation at a facility in British Columbia.  He told the Amarillo Globe-News that his office was trying to convince Leaf to return to the United States on his own.

Leaf led the Washington State to a Pac-10 Conference Championship and Rose Bowl appearance.  The San Diego Chargers made him the second pick of the NFL draft in 1998.  He played with the Chargers until 2000, and then with the Dallas Cowboys in 2001.  He threw for 3,666 yards and 14 touchdowns during his professional career.

  • Local Sports from SWXLocal Sports from SWXMore>>

  • Beast Mode Hold Out : Marshawn Lynch Not Expected To Show Up At Training Camp

    Beast Mode Hold Out : Marshawn Lynch Not Expected To Show Up At Training Camp

    The reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks may be without an integral cog in their offense when they open up training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Friday, July 25. According to Marshawn Lynch's former teammate and Super Bowl Media Day mouthpiece, Michael Robinson...More >>
    The reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks may be without an integral cog in their offense when they open up training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Friday, July 25. According to Marshawn Lynch's former teammate and Super Bowl Media Day mouthpiece, Michael Robinson...
    More >>
  • Trade With Twins Sends Morales Back To Seattle

    Trade With Twins Sends Morales Back To Seattle

    Kendrys Morales is headed back to Seattle after the Mariners have made a deal for the switch-hitting designated hitter by sending relief pitcher Stephen Pryor to the Minnesota Twins, according to ESPN.com.More >>
    Kendrys Morales is headed back to Seattle after the Mariners have made a deal for the switch-hitting designated hitter by sending relief pitcher Stephen Pryor to the Minnesota Twins, according to ESPN.com.
    More >>
  • Seahawks Ready For New Expectations At Training Camp

    Seahawks Ready For New Expectations At Training Camp

    What’s next? Or should that be: What’s next! The catchphrase that the team came up with during its Super Bowl-winning season has moved into the catch-all phase as the players reported on Thursday for the start of an unprecedented training camp – with the first practice set for Friday morning, July 25.More >>
    What’s next? Or should that be: What’s next! The catchphrase that the team came up with during its Super Bowl-winning season has moved into the catch-all phase as the players reported on Thursday for the start of an unprecedented training camp – with the first practice set for Friday morning, July 25.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.