05.22.09 9 years ago 26 Comments

Ryan Leaf the citizen is becoming eerily reminiscent of Ryan Leaf the quarterback. After being “placed on leave” as a D-II assistant as the former NFL draft bust was indicted by a county grand jury in Texas for nine counts of drugs, burglary, and fake drugs. No, seriously. From WTOP:

Canyon police Lt. Dale Davis said Leaf is suspected of breaking into a Canyon apartment on Oct. 30 and stealing Hydrocodone, which had been prescribed to an injured football player.[…]

The count of delivery of a simulated controlled substance alleges Leaf gave an individual a substance he said was Hydrocodone but was not that drug.

Serious question: how does Leaf’s legacy stack up against Michael Vick‘s? It probably depends on your personal preference for mental imbalance. At least Vick could put up numbers and capture the imagination of fans while he was on the field, whereas Leaf was an utter failure from the start. Does the following formula apply:

Good career – dogfighting ring > horrible career – bland painkiller addiction

So much for starting The Next Chapter In Life. But then if these guys always got it right, I’d be out of a job.

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