Ex-NFL Quarterback Ryan Leaf Arrested

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0  Updated at 2:49 pm, March 31st, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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David Taylor/Allsport(HELENA) — Former NFL quarterback and second pick of the 1998 NFL Draft Ryan Leaf, was arrested Friday in his hometown of Great Falls, Montana on charges of burglary and drug possession, according to police.

Leaf was released on $76,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

“I’ve made some mistakes, and have no excuses,” Leaf said in a statement. “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. I am confident that there will be further understanding when the facts are revealed, and feel very blessed for all of the support, especially from my friends and family.”

This isn’t the first time the 35-year-old Leaf has had trouble with the law.  In 2010, he plead guilty to eight felony drug charges stemming from an incident that occurred in 2008 when he was a quarterbacks coach for Division II West Texas A&M. He reached a plea agreement to be put on 10-years probation and also was fined $20,000.

The new charges could possibly lead to Leaf’s 10-year probation deal being revoked.

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