Ryan Leaf arrested for domestic battery

Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf in 2017

Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf in 2017

Ryan Leaf's latest run-in with the law saw the ESPN college football analyst and former NFL quarterback arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery charge in Palm Desert, California, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's department. He was booked into jail an hour and a half later on misdemeanor domestic battery charges.

Leaf, who was the #2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, took time to reflect last month on his past while revealing that he has now been sober for eight years. That career ended quickly and unsuccessfully. Leaf played just three seasons in the NFL, throwing for 14 touchdowns and 36 interceptions, and earned the dubious distinction as one of the biggest draft busts in league history. Leaf and broadcast partner Clay Matvick were on the call for the Cougars' most recent game, a 31-21 loss to Air Force in the Cheez-It Bowl at Chase Field in Phoenix.

He has been arrested multiple times for drug possession and burglary.

Leaf dealt with drug addiction and spent two years in prison after being arrested in 2012 for breaking into a home in his native Montana to steal prescription drugs and for violating a probation order out of Texas.

He's recently been covering college football for ESPN.

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