The once-great, since-troubled former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf has reached a plea deal on drug and burglary charges in Montana.
Leaf was charged with breaking into two houses in his hometown and stealing prescription painkillers. Leaf's attorney, Kenneth Olson, requested a combined arraignment and change-of-plea hearing and District Judge Kenneth Neill set the hearing for 1 p.m. today.
Leaf was arrested twice in three days and has been jailed since April 2.
Leaf seemed to at least be trying to get his life in order prior to the recent arrests. He started volunteer coaching at West Texas A&M University in 2006 but resigned in 2008. He laid low again in Montana with his family and hadn't seen any legal trouble since May 2009 when he was indicted on burglary and controlled substance charges in Texas. But unfortunately, trouble found him again and now Leaf is in his current predicament, adding another sad chapter to a troubled life that began as a promising franchise-caliber QB prospect and turned into disaster.