DALLAS Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is in custody today in Washington on drug and burglary charges after being arrested by customs agents as he returned to the United States from Canada.

James Farren, the district attorney in Randall County in West Texas where Leaf faces the charges, said the former player was arrested today by federal customs agents.

Bill Kelly, Leaf's lawyer, said his client was returning to Texas to turn himself in by a Thursday deadline.

"I assume when he was crossing the border, they picked him up," Kelly said.

The ex-Washington State University and San Diego Chargers quarterback is charged with burglary to a habitation, a second-degree felony. Leaf also was indicted on seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of delivery of a simulated controlled substance.

Leaf, who resigned from West Texas A&M after being investigated for drug crimes in November, was working in British Columbia, his lawyer said. Kelly, a former head football coach at the college, said Leaf "has been to rehab and successfully completed it."

Leaf, who coached for three seasons at West Texas A&M, spent four seasons in the NFL after being chosen with the No. 2 pick in the 1998 draft by the Chargers.

In his NFL career, that included stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys, Leaf had 14 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. He was better known for outbursts directed at teammates, coaches, fans and reporters.
MBC2K4: 0
LeBron James: 0

Quote 0 0
Well I could see where being a high up pick in the draft and then turning out to be a bigger bust than Tony Mandarich would piss him off but that still should not consitute a buttload of crimes. See? This is why these failed QB's and 3rd stringers gotta try Arena Football. Then they can matter to the game of football maybe. Gives them a second chance. It's a much better idea than burlgary to make money.
Those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter

You can't keep a good man down

You got haters? Good. It means you stood up for something -Eminem
Quote 0 0

Boys Basketball Alumni Round-up: February 21st, from @ColtonWilson23 #wisbb -- https://t.co/0K6CZzZWpf https://t.co/715tfpBGVS


WSN15: Boys Basketball Top Teams #12 -- Two NCAA Division I players at one WIAA Division 4 school = state champions… https://t.co/1MThqzce9L


Predicting winners of every state wrestling title plus a look By The Numbers, from @Nate_Woelfel -… https://t.co/HgU1bLP7d6


Join the free Boys Basketball Playoff Pick 'Em Contest; Staff picks coming Tuesday #wisbb -- https://t.co/Y6yTA3OgP8 https://t.co/hA6Uyw9uje