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NFL bust Ryan Leaf arrested on domestic battery charge

In what is Ryan Leaf’s latest run-in with the law, the ESPN college football analyst and former NFL quarterback was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery charge in Palm Desert, California, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s department. Police only referred to the alleged victim as a spouse, former spouse, fiancee, dating partner or co-parent. The 44-year-old Leaf was being held on $5,000 bail as of Sunday morning, and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. The charges mark a setback for Leaf, the No. 2 pick in the 1998 draft who is considered one of the biggest draft busts in league history. After his career flamed out in 2001 after just three seasons with the Chargers and Cowboys, Leaf battle ...