CANYON, Texas (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been
indicted by a Randall County grand jury on drug and burglary charges.
The indictment was handed up Wednesday in Canyon. It charged the
33-year-old former San Diego Chargers quarterback and former West
Texas A&M quarterbacks coach with one count of burglary to a
habitation, seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by
fraud and delivery of a simulated controlled substance.
Canyon police Lt. Dale Davis said Leaf is suspected of breaking into a Canyon apartment on Oct. 30 and stealing the painkiller Hydrocodone, which had been prescribed to an injured football player.
James Farren, Randall County criminal district attorney, said Leaf has been undergoing drug rehabilitation in British Columbia, the Amarillo Globe-News reported. Farren told the newspaper that efforts were under way to try to convince Leaf to return to the United States on his own.
It was not clear whether Leaf had an attorney.