(GREAT FALLS, Mont.) — Former San Diego Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of burglary and drug possession.
Prosecutors are recommending that Leaf serves nine months in a drug treatment program followed by a five-year suspended sentence.
The 35-year-old Leaf was arrested by police after an acquaintance accused him of stealing oxycodone pills from his house. Two days later, while out on bail, police arrested Leaf again for entering a house and stealing prescription medication.
The San Diego Chargers selected Leaf with the overall number-two pick in the 1998 draft, one pick after the Indianapolis Colts selected Peyton Manning.
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