Ryan Leaf, the former Chargers quarterback admits some guilt feelings after a drug-related arrest that took place in Montana, Great Falls, On Friday. Seeing that the arrest for drug possession and burglary breaks an agreement for a sentence of 10-year probation, reached with Texas in 2008, the agreement now gets a question mark.
“I’ve made some mistakes, and have no excuses”, begins Ryan Leaf’s statement, after the arrest on Friday. “I am using the tools I’ve learned to move forward rather than backwards, and will be open to talking about the details in the days to come”, the NFL player added, concluding that he believes “here will be further understanding when the facts are revealed,” and feels “very blessed for all of the support, especially from my friends and family”.
Leaf was arrested in his hometown of Montana, for burglary and drug possession. Back in 2008, Leaf was accused of burglary for the first time. The investigation started led to the discovery of a huge amount of pain pills that the NFL player had obtained from the pharmacies in the areas: over 1,000 pills in about 8 months. One year later he was looking at a sentence of 10 years in prison for second time charges: burglary again and, this time, drug possession. At the time he negotiated its sentence with Texas and got a 10-year probation.
The crimes started almost 10 years after Leaf underwent a brain tumor removal surgery.