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.
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