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Ryan Leaf arrested on misdemeanor domestic battery charges

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The former #2-overall pick has been on the right side of the law since he was released from prison in 2014.

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On Friday afternoon, former Chargers quarterback was arrested in Palm Springs, California on charges of domestic battery, per ESPN. His bail was set at $5,000 and he was reportedly released later that evening according to the information available on the Riverdale County Sheriff’s Department’s website. No other information regarding the incident has been made available.

Leaf’s history of run-ins with the law has been well-documented starting all the way back during his time with the Chargers. He spent four seasons with the team after being the second-overall selection in the 1998 NFL Draft following the Colts’ selection of Peyton Manning. He went 4-17 as a starter for the Chargers, throwing 14 touchdowns to 36 interceptions.

After struggling with addiction for years, Leaf seemed to have turned a corner following his release from prison in 2014. He had since become an ambassador for a recovery community and has reportedly been sober ever since. The police report made no mention of alcohol being involved in the recent incident but his clean-streak from the law has officially ended after six years.

Just last year, Leaf was hired as a college football analyst at ESPN but it remains to be seen if he will continue in that role with the company.