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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Ryan Leaf uses his story to help other former NFL players

Ryan Leaf spent most of his time in prison alone and angry until a military veteran persuaded the former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick to stop self-loathing long enough …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

ESPN hires former WSU QB Ryan Leaf as college football analyst

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Ryan Leaf one of six inductees into Washington State Athletic Hall of Fame

The honorees will join the current 217 individuals and teams in the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction dinner will be held Sept. 6 at the Davenport Grand Hotel.


Former NFL player Ryan Leaf delivers speech in hometown

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has returned to his Montana hometown to deliver a speech about dealing with mental health and substance abuse.


Q(B) & A: Four Washington State quarterbacks who’ve beat Washington relive their favorite Apple Cup memories

Ryan Leaf played in three Apple Cups and won his last one, in 1997. Alex Brink became the “Husky Killer” after defeating UW on three occasions – 2004, 2005 and …


Ryan’s return: Former Washington State QB Ryan Leaf talks analyst debut, Tyler Hilinski and 2018 Cougars in wide-ranging Q&A

Just three days removed from the San Jose State game, Leaf, who will be back in Pullman Saturday as a color analyst for WSU’s game against Eastern Washington, answered a …


2017 football: Five best Washington State QBs of all-time

The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play at Washington State University.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Ryan Leaf, former NFL, WSU quarterback once imprisoned, delivers a message of hope in Yakima

Ryan Leaf, who rose to become the No. 2 NFL draft pick in 1998 before his career went sour and his drug use led to prison, descended on Yakima Thursday …


Ryan Leaf joins SiriusXM as college sports talk-show host

Former NFL quarterback and Washington State star Ryan Leaf is joining SiriusXM for regular talk show appearances on the satellite radio’s college sports channel.


Former WSU QB Ryan Leaf profiled by ESPN’s E:60

Tom Rinaldi knows there will be skeptics. He expects some cynics who doubt that this is the time, finally, when Ryan Leaf has cleaned up his act for good.


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Ryan Leaf to his 21-year-old-self: You don’t know (stuff)

On the eve of the 2017 NFL Draft, the second-highest draft pick in Washington State history laid bare his soul.


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

From the NFL to prison to recovery: Ryan Leaf shares his story

People might say there was no debate, but don’t believe them.


Former QB Ryan Leaf released from Montana prison

GREAT FALLS – Former quarterback Ryan Leaf has been released from a Montana prison. The Montana Department of Corrections told the Great Falls Tribune that Leaf was released Wednesday and …


Ryan Leaf sentenced to 5 years

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.


Ryan Leaf kicked out of drug treatment center

HELENA – Former NFL and Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and violating …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2013, 12:53 p.m.

Leaf kicked out of treatment center

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and other unspecified behavioral problems at the …


Leaf sentenced to lockdown addiction treatment

NFL: Former NFL and Washington State University quarterback Ryan Leaf could spend 15 months locked down in Montana, first in a secure drug treatment facility and then in a pre-release …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2012, 7:41 p.m.

Leaf pleads guilty to stealing painkillers

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has pleaded guilty to charges that he broke into a house and possessed prescription painkillers.


Irvin, draftmates sign with Seattle

NFL: The Seahawks have come to terms on a multi-year deal with first-round pick Bruce Irvin, a defensive end taken 15th overall in last month’s draft to help fill Seattle’s …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2012, 10:24 a.m.

Montana court postpones Ryan Leaf’s arraignment

Ryan Leaf’s arraignment on charges that the former NFL quarterback broke into two homes in Montana and stole prescription drugs has been postponed.


Leaf will be arraigned on May 3

HELENA – Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is scheduled to be arraigned May 3 in Great Falls on burglary and drug possession charges. Leaf remains jailed in the Cascade County …


Leaf’s probation may be revoked

Courts: The Texas prosecutor who brokered a plea deal with former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has filed a motion to revoke his probation and will press for prison time. Randall …


Ex-WSU quarterback Leaf charged with four felonies

HELENA – Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been formally charged with four felonies on accusations that he broke into an acquaintance’s home to steal prescription painkillers, then robbed a …


Ex-Coug Leaf arrested again

Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf is in jail again after Montana police say he burglarized a home and stole prescription pain medication for a second time in less than …


Drug task force watched Leaf for month

The Friday arrest of former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf in Great Falls, Mont., was the result of a monthlong investigation by a Montana drug task force. Great Falls Police …


Drug task force watched Leaf for month

The Friday arrest of former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf in Great Falls, Mont., was the result of a month-long investigation by a Montana drug task force.


Leaf arrested in Montana

Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested Friday in his hometown of Great Falls, Mont., on theft, burglary and drug charges, the Great Falls Tribune reported. According to the …


Blanchette: Leaf not trying to rewrite unflattering past

Slumped in a lobby chair big enough to accommodate both Ryan Leafs – before and after – the current version was exploring the challenges of rehabilitating a good life and …


In brief: Leaf will author books on his life

Football: Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf said he will write three books about his life, football career and addiction to painkillers. The deal was announced Monday by Crimson Oak …


Agent paid college players, including former Cougars

NEW YORK – A former sports agent tells Sports Illustrated he paid college football players early in his career, and several of them confirm it to the magazine. In the …