In case we needed any more reminders that Ryan Leaf personifies everything that tonight’s first-round draft picks should try not to become, Leaf now faces more legal problems, with two arrest warrants issued for him in Texas.
Leaf was sentenced to 10 years’ probation in Texas for drug possession and burglary, and after he was arrested twice in Montana for stealing oxycodone from two homes, Texas authorities said he was in violation of that probation.
As of Wednesday, Leaf was still in jail in Cascade County, Montana. Texas has declared Leaf a fugitive from justice.
As the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft, Leaf was a disaster on the field for the San Diego Chargers and a headache off the field as well. Leaf has acknowledged an addiction to painkillers since his retirement from the NFL but was — until his most recent pair of arrests — claiming publicly that he had conquered his addiction.