Ryan Leaf Is Out Of Prison And He Looks Terrible

Why, yes, the tale of Ryan Leaf can get sadder. For proof, here is his latest mugshot, snapped yesterday before he was released from a Montana prison. Leaf, once the man with the arm that could not fail (except it did), now kinda looks like a sad dad. A really sad dad. Oh boy, this is sad. » 12/04/14 3:50pm 12/04/14 3:50pm

Ryan Leaf was sentenced to five years in prison for violating his probation, but the Texas judge gave him credit for his time served in Montana, so the former QB won't spend any more time behind bars. » 9/09/14 6:02pm 9/09/14 6:02pm

15 Years Later And We're Still Getting New, Sad Ryan Leaf Stories

ESPN's Jim Trotter gives a big ol' endorsement of Johnny Manziel's chances of succeeding in the NFL, based largely on his perception of Manziel's mental makeup. To make his case, he contrasts Manziel with another cocky QB prospect, and breaks out a Ryan Leaf story I hadn't heard before: » 8/19/14 3:33pm 8/19/14 3:33pm

Retro Report does its thing on the '98 Manning-Leaf draft and the cottage industry of character whisperers that sprang up in its wake. (If you've never heard of Retro Report, take a few minutes to watch this, about the myth of the crack-baby boom.) » 5/05/14 11:39am 5/05/14 11:39am

Ryan Leaf's Jailhouse Confessions, Written By His Cell Mate

They called him a better quarterback than Peyton Manning, who kicks off the NFL season tonight against the Super Bowl Champion Ravens. Then they called him the NFL's greatest bust. Now they call him Montana State Prison Inmate No. 3005025. Facing one final shot at salvation, Ryan Leaf tells the true story of his… » 9/05/13 12:00pm 9/05/13 12:00pm

Ryan Leaf Is In Jail Again, Again, Again

Ryan Leaf, who used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders, was in a drug rehab center after pleading guilty to breaking into houses to steal prescription painkillers. He's not in rehab any longer. » 1/17/13 6:35pm 1/17/13 6:35pm

Ryan Leaf Is In Jail Again

Iconic NFL bust Ryan Leaf—who just a few months ago was assuring us that this time he's clean, like, for real—is in jail after being busted for felony burglary, misdemeanor theft and criminal possession of dangerous drugs according to the Great Falls Tribune. » 3/30/12 9:31pm 3/30/12 9:31pm

Ryan Leaf Used To Be Carried In The Arms Of Cheerleaders, Part 4,397

New blue blood/great white hope beats painkiller addiction, but still ends up with a lumpy tumor on his brain that may require radiation treatment to destroy it. Still, his outlook is serenely positive: "If you deny the fact that things are happening to you, that this is going on, whether it's negative or positive,… » 6/02/11 4:05pm 6/02/11 4:05pm

Ryan Leaf Used To Be Carried In The Arms Of Cheerleaders, Part 3,296

Ryan Leaf, having long ago surpassed the vaunted trifecta of failure, has just signed a three-part book deal. The CougFan.com columnist and former NFL player will write three books about the greatest tale of human tragedy known to sports: Ryan Leaf. » 12/20/10 10:00pm 12/20/10 10:00pm

So, Who Comes Out Looking The Worst From SI's Agent Tell-All?

An NFL agent with 20 years in the biz names names on who took money and committed other improprieties. But some people we never saw coming: Mel Kiper, really? » 10/12/10 3:00pm 10/12/10 3:00pm

Ryan Leaf Used To Be Carried In The Arms Of Cheerleaders, Part 987

It seems like twice a year there's a new Ryan Leaf story published, updating us on the whereabouts of the NFL's bust-of-all-busts who is always on the verge of a personal rebirth. Here we go again. » 9/13/10 6:35pm 9/13/10 6:35pm

Ryan Leaf Used To Be Carried In The Arms Of Cheerleaders, Part 782

"If I'm going to be the biggest bust, I have to own up to it. I used to go to bed at night hoping somebody else like Heath Shuler might magically leapfrog me on those all-time bust lists."[LAT] » 4/19/10 4:50pm 4/19/10 4:50pm

Ryan Leaf Used To Be Carried In The Arms Of Cheerleaders. Part 87

New blue blood/great white hope, Ryan Leaf has finally kicked his silly vicodin addiction and is busy starting his life over (again) in "environmentally soothing" Vancouver, B.C. He says he's finally found the cause of his personal problems — football. » 10/14/09 2:05pm 10/14/09 2:05pm

Ryan Leaf Used To Be Carried In The Arms Of Cheerleaders, Part 47

New blue blood/Great white hope, Ryan Leaf was finally captured at the US-Canada border after dodging Texas authorities for close to a month. [San Diego Tribune] » 6/17/09 5:24pm 6/17/09 5:24pm

The True Origins Of The Ryan Leaf Photo

Unfortunately, this photo of Ryan Leaf isn't a recent one. Nope, it's from January of 2008. The man who took the photo emailed us to share what exactly happened that evening. » 3/25/09 10:15am 3/25/09 10:15am

Ryan Leaf Used To Be Carried In The Arms Of Cheerleaders (Update)

When we last heard from Ryan Leaf, he was taking a leave of absence from his West Texas A & M coaching job for some "personal" issues. I guess he sorted those out. » 3/23/09 6:45pm 3/23/09 6:45pm

Deadspin Reader Heroically Attends Screening Of Ryan Leaf Movie

In a simpler time, Mike Sebeckis was known as Seabass, Deadspin commenter extraordinaire. A software engineer who has been living in San Diego for 2 1/2 years, he doesn't have much time to frolic in the comments section these days; although he is still a regular reader and thinks Baby Mangino is a lock for SHOTY. But… » 12/04/08 1:45pm 12/04/08 1:45pm

Coming Soon To A Library Near You ...

If you're like me, you're constantly writing to Paramount and TriStar demanding to know when the life of Ryan Leaf will be made into a movie. Put away that spec script, because it's already here. Filmmaker Tim Carr has made Leaf, an 82-minute film about the former Chargers quarterback, which, according to his MySpace… » 12/03/08 10:15am 12/03/08 10:15am