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.