Ryan Leaf, former American football quarterback, has been arrested for the second time in the past four days. Ryan was arrested the second time for stealing pain medication that can’t be purchased without a prescription. Ryan Leaf was taken to Montana this morning because of burglary, theft and criminal possession of drugs charges.
According to a news report by Hollywood Gossip, Central Montana Drug Task Force Commander Chris Hickman confirmed Ryan Leaf’s arrest. He said Ryan Leaf was arrested "based on a burglary that happened yesterday afternoon after he bailed out.”
Earlier last week, Ryan Week was arrested for possession of 28 Oxycodone pills that he had kept in his pickup truck. An acquaintance also confirmed that Ryan Leaf broke into his house to get these pills.
Leaf’s attorney, Kenneth Olson, commented on the sad state of affairs, "It's a pretty sad deal," "Obviously, it's a product of Ryan's addictive behavior," according to a report on USAToday.
Ryan Leaf comes with a history of drug abuse and his recent arrests are no surprise. He was accused of substance abuse and burglary earlier in 2009. He underwent a drug rehab inafter getting accused of these charges. This didn’t serve him any good, as he continued to acquire drugs from illegal means. In April 2010, Leaf pled guilty in Amarillo, Texas, to seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and there’s more to it: He had one count of delivering simulating controlled substance. The District Judge John B. Board sentenced Leaf to 10 years of probation and fined him $20,000.
Despite so many warnings and charges, Ryan Leaf continued to go down that road. On Sunday, Leaf barged in a random house in Great Falls to look for pills. He was told that he was at the wrong address, but didn’t listen to the owners and picked three bottles of prescribed pain medicine and left. The family noticed that their pain medicines were missing after Ryan Leaf had left their house.
According to the same report of USAToday, West Texas A&M coach Don Carthel sympathized with Ryan Leaf by commenting on his recent whereabouts and charges. He said, "I feel for anybody who has an addiction. He was really a positive coach on our staff until the time he got back on the drugs here."