Ryan Leaf, 44, was the second pick of the 1998 NFL Draft behind Peyton Manning. He became one of the biggest busts in NFL history, throwing just 14 touchdown passes and 36 interceptions during his NFL career. Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Leaf was arrested on Friday for domestic battery.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s jail management system, Leaf was arrested in Palm Desert, California around 2 p.m. Friday. He was booked into jail an hour and a half later on misdemeanor domestic battery charges.

Leaf was being held at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility and had a $5,000 bail.

Leaf, 44, was the second pick of the 1998 NFL Draft behind Peyton Manning. He became one of the biggest busts in NFL history, throwing just 14 touchdown passes and 36 interceptions during his NFL career.

Leaf has been arrested numerous times and spent time in prison before being released in 2014. He has since repaired his image and even joined ESPN last fall as an analyst.

News of Leaf’s arrest was first reported by TMZ Sports.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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