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Ex-Chargers QB Ryan Leaf kicked out of drug treatment

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09:01 PM ET 01.17 | Every year around draft time, Ryan Leaf becomes very relevant. For a guy taken No. 2 overall in the 1998 NFL Draft, that's not the right time to become relevant, as it means you're likely a draft bust. For years, Leaf was the bust to end all busts, but JaMarcus Russell has done his part to bail Leaf out. But Leaf will need more than just Russell's help to get him out of his latest predicament. The ex-NFL quarterback has been kicked out of drug treatment and sent back to prison. Leaf reportedly threatened a staff member and engaged in "other unspecified behavioral problems at the center," per a report from ESPN. Great Falls regional probation and parole administrator Dawn Handa said that Leaf will be spending the rest of his drug treatment at Deer Lodge prison, which isn't as accommodating as the name suggests.

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January 17, 2013  11:20 PM ET

What a terrible waste of talent and potential.

January 18, 2013  07:19 AM ET

He's not Coachable!

January 18, 2013  07:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What a terrible waste of talent and potential.

Agree man, totally agree!

January 18, 2013  07:59 AM ET

They should roound up all the NFL players that are or should be in prison and have them start a team Rodger wants more teams in the league. Imagine his ego if instead of fining them he could extend their sentence

January 18, 2013  08:40 AM ET

-o

January 18, 2013  08:50 AM ET

He's a bust, by all definitions of the word.

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January 18, 2013  02:23 PM ET

Some thought he was better than Peyton, more ready for the pros. Peyton needed to adjust his throwing motion, Leaf needed a bit more seasoning since he only finished his junior year.

Right up to draft day, it wasn't certain who the Colts would pick. But the Chargers traded up to #2 and knew they'd be happy with whichever guy was left for them.

And I'd be willing to be that spending all those picks on a bust is part of why the Chargers struggled for so long. Instead of getting them set, it left them with very little to build their team with for several years.

January 18, 2013  02:48 PM ET

Too bad that all that talent went to waste, and evidently he didn't save much of his football money either.

January 18, 2013  02:53 PM ET

This what happens when nobody as no to an athlete, it's a shame !!!

January 18, 2013  05:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Too bad that all that talent went to waste, and evidently he didn't save much of his football money either.

tough to save money when you are in jail

January 18, 2013  08:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What a terrible waste of talent and potential.

Another waste of a human being associated with professional sports.

 
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