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August 2, 2019

Ryan Leaf uses his story to help other former NFL players

By ROB MAADDI
AP Pro Football Writer

Ryan Leaf spent most of his time in prison alone and angry until a military veteran persuaded the former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick to stop self-loathing long enough to help fellow inmates learn to read.

Now the once-star college quarterback who is widely considered the biggest bust in league history is helping former players adapt to retirement and trying to make sure they cope far better than he did.


 
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