Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was captured on an offense household battery charge in Palm Desert, California, on Friday.
Leaf was captured around 2 p.m. nearby time and is being held at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, California, on $5,000 bail, as indicated by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Leaf is booked to show up in court on Wednesday.
Leaf was the No. 2 generally speaking choice out of Washington State in the 1998 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers. Leaf played only three seasons in the NFL, tossing for 14 touchdowns and 36 capture attempts, and earned the questionable distinction as one of the greatest draft busts allied history.
After his wild NFL residency, Leaf’s own life self-destructed. In 2009, Leaf was arraigned on medication and robbery accusations in Texas. He went through two years in jail subsequent to being captured in 2012 for breaking into a home in Montana to take doctor prescribed medications, and abusing his Texas probation.