Ex-NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been charged with 2 misdemeanors stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident back in May, TMZ Sports has learned.
We broke the story … the QB was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery in Palm Springs, CA on May 22.
Details about the specific allegations are still unclear — but what is clear, prosecutors believe Leaf committed a crime that day.
According to court records, prosecutors are moving forward with 2 charges against Leaf — 1 count of misdemeanor battery and 1 count of violating the personal liberty of the accuser … aka false imprisonment (also a misdemeanor).
Both charges carry a maximum 1-year jail sentence.
44-year-old Leaf was listed on his booking sheet as 6'6″, 250 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
Of course, Leaf was the #2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft — but his career flamed out fast and his life fell apart soon after.
Leaf has been arrested multiple times for things like drug possession and burglary … but he had sobered up and became a program ambassador for an organization that runs sober houses in multiple cities including L.A. and N.Y.
Before the arrest, Leaf had been covering college football for ESPN.