According to Betsy Blaney of the associated press, James Farren, the district attorney in Lubbock, Texas wants Ryan Leaf to serve prison time. Farren filed a motion earlier today to revoke Leaf’s ten-year probation sentence related to his burglary charge while he was on the coaching staff at West Texas A&M in 2010. Leaf allegedly burglarized a football player’s home there.
Farren’s motion stems from Leaf’s recent troubles with the law in Montana. Earlier this month, the former NFL quarterback was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of possession of a dangerous drug after allegedly breaking into a Montana home to steal painkillers and then breaking into a second home there shortly after having been released from jail for the initial burglary.
Drafted in 1998 as the second overall pick by the San Diego Chargers, Ryan Leaf is widely considered one of the biggest busts in the history of professional sports. He retired from the NFL in 2002 with a career passer rating of 50.0.