Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested in Southern California on Friday.
Leaf, 44, was arrested on a domestic battery charge in the Palm Desert, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles, according to booking information provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Saturday. Leaf is being held on $ 5,000 bail at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility.
It was not immediately clear if Leaf had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
The Leaf finished third in the Heisman Trophy in 1997 and led Washington State to the Rose Bowl. He was drafted by the San Diego Charger as the No. 1 pick. 2 in 1998, but he was just 4-14 as a starter in three seasons. He was 0-3 with the Dallas Cowboys in 2001and finished his four-year career with 14 touchdown passes and 36 interceptions.
He was arrested in 2012 for destroying a house in Montana to steal prescription drugs, which violated his Texas trial and led to prison.
In July, Leaf was hired by ESPN to become a football analyst. Leaf worked for the Pac-12 Network last season and co-hosted a show on SiriusXM’s Pac-12 channel.