Former Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested in California

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Posted at 3:35 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 18:35:24-04

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been arrested in Southern California.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says the 44-year-old was arrested Friday on a domestic battery charge in Palm Desert, which is about 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

According to booking information provided by the sheriff's department, Leaf is being held on $5,000 bail.

It wasn’t immediately known if Leaf had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

He was arrested in 2012 for breaking into a home in Montana to steal prescription drugs, which violated his Texas probation and led to prison.

Leaf played for the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys.