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4.02.2012

The New Drug User: Prescription Drugs Without The Prescription


Story.

After being a bust as the second pick in the 1998 draft, Leaf ended up coaching at West Texas A&M and looked to be on the road to normalcy.  Then after allegations that he asked a player for a pain pill, he resigned in 2008 and was later charged with burglary and drug charges in Amarillo.  He was placed on probation after pleading guilty to Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud (which normally means a forged prescription or making a misrepresentation to obtain a prescription.)

Fast forward to over the weekend when news broke that he was again arrested for burglary and drug charges for allegedly "entering an acquaintance house in order to steal a bottle of prescription painkillers." Now today the news comes down that right after posting bail on that charge he allegedly commits a new burglary/drug charge.

The chances of him being addicted? Oh, about 100%.   And the U.S. is seeing these type of addictions more and more.

P.S. I told anyone who would listen back in 1998 that I'd use the #1 draft pick on Leaf instead of Peyton Manning.  My sports brain had not yet fully developed.

17 comments:

Katy Anders said...

Painkiller addiction is an amazing thing.

Folks will do ANYTHING without a second thought.

And here's another guy it has ruined.

Anonymous said...

Oxy is a helluva drug!

My Other Brother Darryl

Hobbes said...

Everyone knows the best drugs are legal.

Anonymous said...

But notice the do-gooders (throw away the key) types don't chime in on this drug problem like all the others? hmmm, wonder why?

Anonymous said...

I gave up street drugs in favor of prescription drugs. WAYYY better.

Anonymous said...

He's no Michael Vick!

Anonymous said...

One of the reasons that the US has the highest % (and total inmates count) prison population in the world. Free nation my a**. Even more than China and Russia.

Anonymous said...

We are waiting for your liberal weenie brain to develop.

Anonymous said...

Prescription drug use is widespread. There are many willing doctors to just hand them out like they were M&M's. And yes these are the people out on the streets with you!! No different than driving drunk because if you are abusing them you are taking way more than prescribed. Just a matter of time before they kill someone.

Anonymous said...

All he had to do was go to a pain clinic. You can go to more than one in a single day. They'll give you all you want.

Anonymous said...

Mmm Ryan Leaf--He was my number one pick also.

Anonymous said...

Legalize drugs.

Anonymous said...

No don't legalize drugs! Enforce the ones we have add drug levels to them. And reduce the slime they call defense attorney's who want to bitch and moan about their clients "rights" and look for loopholes to put their worthless asses back on the streets to kill someone else. Bet if it were one of their own the tune would be different wouldn't Barry? Imagine.....your wife or one of her children killed by one of the scumbags "You" managed to get put back on the streets. Would you do any different then? Or would you argue over the way their rights were read or the way they conducted the investigation to make sure the scum bag served time? Just sayin......

Anonymous said...

Dr's prescribe these drugs for injuries but they should also follow up. They know it's addictive and should offer means to an end. People don't know, when their hurting they just want the pain to leave! Not sure what the answer is here but I put it back in the dr's hands! Once addicted, then it's a little late!

Anonymous said...

Medical Marijuana is the answer.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that my desire to be pain free is dependent on the high browed morality of a Dr.? My doc wont prescrib anything for pain even though it is difficult to just get out of bed some days. If he does prescrib anything stronger than Tylenol III, I only can get about a week's worth before I have to go back for another prescription.

Anonymous said...

I only can get about a week's worth before I have to go back for another prescription.

Then you have a very good doctor that is concerned for his patients welfare and is monitoring how many you are taking. Looking out for YOU to make sure you don't become addicted!! I applaud doctors like that. As a cancer survivor I know pain but I also know how easily I could have become addicted!!!