RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Former Washington State University quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested on Friday afternoon on a charge of domestic battery, according to a Riverside County, California jail roster.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff's Office jail roster, Leaf was arrested at 1:59 p.m. on Friday by the Palm Desert Police Department on a charge of misdemeanor battery of a spouse, ex-spouse, fiance, dating partner or co-parent, more commonly known as domestic battery.
Leaf was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Center at 3:32 p.m. on Friday, according to the records. He was released on Friday night with a $5,00 bail and awaits a September 25 court date.
Leaf played for the Cougars from 1995-1997, and led the Cougs to their first Rose Bowl appearance since 1931. He was later drafted with the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
Leaf became addicted to prescription pain medication after he retired from the NFL and was arrested several times on burglary and drug charges. His last stint in prison ended in 2014 and he has maintained a clean record since then. Leaf also got sober after he was released from prison and has spoken at many events about his story.
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