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Ryan Leaf's prison time will partly depend on his former players

Former Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf is finally nearing a plea deal that we first mentioned four months ago stemming from drug and burglary charges.

The district attorney prosecuting Leaf in Randall County, Texas says there is a “50-50″ chance Leaf will serve prison time, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.  The amount of time depends on how much money Leaf can pay in a fine, and the feelings of his alleged victims.

Leaf, a former assistant coach at West Texas A&M, allegedly broke into a player’s apartment and stole painkillers.  Leaf was indicted on nine charges, including charges of trying to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and delivery
of a simulated controlled substance to a player.

Some of his former players don’t want Leaf to go to jail, while some victims are not that sympathetic.

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38 Responses to “Ryan Leaf's prison time will partly depend on his former players”
  1. GreenAsGrass says: Mar 16, 2010 10:52 AM

    Why don’t they let the media decide, then he’ll do 20 years hard labor.

  2. tombrookshire says: Mar 16, 2010 10:54 AM

    With all the money this guy hauled out of San Diego, he is a broke high school football coach, going to prison for stealing pain killers from a high school student? You gotta be kidding!!! The biggest stick up man in history, going to jail for a couple of pills? Like Capone going to prison for tax evasion.

  3. pdxbolt4life says: Mar 16, 2010 10:55 AM

    Prison time for drug fueled burglary charges…slap on the wrist for vehicular manslaughter…prison time for shooting oneself in leg…I guess the old adage don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time holds true. What’s Big Ben gonna get? Community service??

  4. Stillerz says: Mar 16, 2010 10:55 AM

    Off with his head!!!! Oh wait, his names not Ben Roethlisberger

  5. buffbeerz says: Mar 16, 2010 10:57 AM

    They should add the money he stole from NFL teams on to the total amount of his theft. Horrible quarterback, even worse thief….this guy can’t win.

  6. Cut Da Jokes says: Mar 16, 2010 10:58 AM

    Hey Ryan…Can I get a $20 bag?

  7. parasonic says: Mar 16, 2010 11:07 AM

    can they just throw him in jail for stealing millions from the chargers?

  8. SprintPhoneFTW says: Mar 16, 2010 11:12 AM

    As pathetic as Ryan Leaf is, it’s still not nearly as pathetic as the Raiders drafting J-Rock and DHB and paying them 108.25 million dollars.
    Al Davis remains concentrated ‘stupid’ to the power of ‘duh!’

  9. sammm says: Mar 16, 2010 11:15 AM

    Ryan who?

  10. Tim Couch says says: Mar 16, 2010 11:17 AM

    he should go on celebrity rehab.

  11. Hoogs3 says: Mar 16, 2010 11:19 AM

    The Browns didn’t sign Leaf yet?

  12. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Mar 16, 2010 11:21 AM

    Unless JaMarcus Russell somehow ends up in prison during his lifetime, the Chargers still have the biggest draft bust in the history of the world…

  13. MiaFins1 says: Mar 16, 2010 11:22 AM

    Its a Shame— like Robert De niro said in the Bronx Tale nothing worst then ” ” WASTED TALENT “

  14. That's Barrett says: Mar 16, 2010 11:24 AM

    Prison time?! Give him a break….I mean, who’s never stole a few painkillers before?

  15. Dixon29 says: Mar 16, 2010 11:24 AM

    The guy needs help. He obviously has a drug problem if he is going to these lengths just to get pain medication.

  16. JaMarcus Russell #2 says: Mar 16, 2010 11:24 AM

    Getting raped in prison will set this guy straight.

  17. ArtModellsPimp says: Mar 16, 2010 11:28 AM

    At least this clown is not assaulting under-aged females…or abusing them sexually.
    Still…..he’s a turd.

  18. dnmcgreevy says: Mar 16, 2010 11:30 AM

    At least he has Jamarcus Russel going for him. A true thief, who has singlehandedly moved Mr. Leaf to #2 on the draft/life bust list.

  19. whybuffalowhy says: Mar 16, 2010 11:42 AM

    That’s Barrett says:
    Prison time?! Give him a break….I mean, who’s never stole a few painkillers before?
    You’re kidding, right?

  20. KingJoe! says: Mar 16, 2010 11:44 AM

    so then Life it is.

  21. muffinman says: Mar 16, 2010 11:53 AM

    He ripped off San Diego, does that count?

  22. jimmy_b says: Mar 16, 2010 11:57 AM

    What QB has fallen the most, Leaf or Art Schlichter? I can’t believe the opportunities these two have blown.

  23. bigrig says: Mar 16, 2010 12:05 PM

    Biggest draft bust ever? Don’t any of you people remember Art Schlister?

  24. Acrimonious1 says: Mar 16, 2010 12:13 PM

    Top 3 Draft Busts(QB)
    1. Akili Smith
    2. Ryan Leaf
    3. JaMarcus Russell

  25. buddha says: Mar 16, 2010 12:26 PM

    Maybe when he’s on the stand he should tell the judge and jury “JUST LEAVE ME ALONE!!” LOL. (that was a reference to his lockerroom interview when he threw his tantrum)

  26. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Mar 16, 2010 12:39 PM

    I vote Lawrence Philips as biggest ever draft bust….Schlister and Leaf can duke it out for second….

  27. muffinman says: Mar 16, 2010 1:00 PM

    Leaf is a turd, he stole my ointment one time, lost the cap and didn’t wipe off the applicator…..now he’s stealing pain medication from high school kids (LOL to THAT). What the hell kinda high school does he work at?

  28. Howie Feltersnatch says: Mar 16, 2010 1:17 PM

    @ muffinman and tombrookshire:
    Just so you know, West Texas A&M (as in Agriculture & Mining) is a Division 1 FCS (AA) college located in Amarillo, TX. http://www.wtamu.edu/
    “Amarillo by morning…”

  29. Dude17 says: Mar 16, 2010 1:27 PM

    I feel badly for the guy. He needs to be in a drug rehab program (and not the Hollywood type either). Here’s hoping he gets his life together.

  30. Hovenaut says: Mar 16, 2010 1:30 PM

    Get a feeling he’ll be a bust at QB for the prison squad (LEAF MACHINE). Put that in your Burt Reynolds and smoke it.

  31. That's Barrett says: Mar 16, 2010 1:31 PM

    @ whybuffalowhy
    No, i’m not kidding. I’ll bet ya 8 out of 10 people have taken some painkillers that weren’t theirs. You’re obviously in the other 20% that hang out and watch re-runs of friends.

  32. Caldon says: Mar 16, 2010 1:34 PM

    This guy was a coach? How can a player that many consider one of the biggest nfl busts of all team have any credibility with the players he is trying to coach. You know the second he tries to “coach” them up they are snickering and making jokes about him.

  33. PureIgnorance says: Mar 16, 2010 1:41 PM

    @ That’s Barrett
    You are dead on my friend. I know a prick named Andrew who lives for painkillers! I’m sure if he was as broke as Leaf he’d be stealing them from high school kids lockers all day

  34. Cmoney20 says: Mar 16, 2010 1:55 PM

    @ That’s Barrett
    hahaha so now I know why half these comments make no sense. Im dealing with a bunch of feenin’ junkies on Profootballtalk.com.

  35. covercorner7 says: Mar 16, 2010 3:48 PM

    It’s sad how far he’s fallen.

  36. DeeDubb says: Mar 16, 2010 4:38 PM

    Good ol’ Ryan Leaf…he’s lived a charmed life :)

  37. FumbleNuts says: Mar 16, 2010 8:29 PM

    What the hell did Leaf do with all the money he made?
    Piss poor money management skills?

  38. I_Hate_Yams says: Mar 18, 2010 8:43 PM

    Don’t talk to me alright?! Knock it off!

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