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Ryan Leaf arrested for second time in four days


FILE--San Diego Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf, the number two pick in this year’s NFL draft, aims a pass downfield in his first game as professional in this Aug. 8, 1998 photo in San Diego. Leaf was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, an injury more common in baseball than in football. Team officials said Leaf could be out 3-4 months, or all season, depending on the extent of the damage.(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Original Filename: CHARGERS_LEAF.JPG


Ryan Leaf was arrested again on Monday and accused of committing a burglary shortly after he posted bail and got out of jail after an arrest on Friday.

Central Montana Drug Force Commander Chris Hickman told the Associated Press that Leaf was arrested early Monday in Great Falls on charges of burglary, theft and two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

The new charges stem from a burglary Leaf allegedly committed on Saturday, not long after he got out of jail following his Friday arrest, which was also related to committing a burglary and illegal possession of prescription painkillers.

Leaf has a hearing scheduled for today and is still in jail.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft, Leaf is regularly named the biggest draft bust in NFL history. Leaf became hooked on prescription painkillers and was already on probation stemming from a 2010 felony conviction, but in the last year he has claimed that he beat his addiction and turned his life around.

UPDATE 12:38 p.m. ET: Reports conflict about whether the second burglary took place on Saturday or Sunday. Authorities say Leaf will remain in jail for at least a few days, as he will not be permitted to post bond for his probation violation.