Ryan Leaf was once thought to be a can't miss NFL QB prospect when the San Diego Chargers selected him as the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft just behind superstar and now Denver Bronco QB Peyton Manning.

However, his short time spent with the Chargers is remembered for poor play on the field and his inability to cope with media pressure. Additionally, his actions off the field since retirement have started to mirror his sub par  on field performance.

The former Washington State University standout was arrested Friday and charged with felony burglary, misdemeanor theft and criminal possession of dangerous drugs, according to ESPN.

Leaf posted bond at $76,000 on Friday evening, officials at Cascade County Detention Center told the Great Falls Tribune.

He was arrested Friday afternoon at the Probation and Parole Office in Great Falls, Mont., Great Falls Police Sgt. Dean Bennett told the Tribune.

"One of our officers picked him up, arrested him and booked him in," Bennett added.

Further, authorities believe Leaf might have broken into several Montana homes in search of prescription drugs over the past 1½ years. He will face a judge Monday in his latest criminal case.

Police arrested Leaf after a month-long investigation that culminated with Leaf breaking into an acquaintance's home to steal prescription pain medication Friday, according to Sporting News.

"We do have some information that this may not be an isolated incident," Central Montana Drug Force Commander Chris Hickman said.

Leaf also faced drug related charges back in 2008, when he was accused of burglarizing a player's home while he was the QB's coach for Division II West Texas A&M.

An investigation found that Leaf had acquired nearly 1,000 prescription pain pills from local pharmacies over an 8-month span.

He pleaded out, reaching  a deal that required him to serve 10 years probation.

Now that he has violated his probation it is likely that Leaf will have to serve some time in prison.

 

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