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Paul Ryan carries a fig leaf for the emperor with no clothes

The emperor has no clothes, but he does have a House Speaker who'll carry a fig leaf.

Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes will try to end sad streak of QBs teams traded up for in the NFL draft

This illustrious group includes Ryan Leaf and Brady Quinn. The Texans and Chiefs are just two of 10 teams who have traded a future first-round pick to draft a quarterback. Both Houston and Kansas City will hope that Deshaun Watson and...Show More Summary

2017 Ryan Leaf knows 1998 Ryan Leaf wouldn’t have listened to him

Nineteen years ago, Ryan Leaf became one of the all-time biggest draft busts as the second overall pick of the Chargers. On Tuesday, Leaf talked about what why it went wrong and whether anything could have changed the outcome. Appearing on PFT Live, Leaf explained that the problem ultimately was him, and that a different…

Former QB Ryan Leaf has found his calling, and it's definitely not football

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The No. 2 pick in 1998 has emerged from painkiller addiction and prison to help others.        

Ryan Leaf says Chargers never overcame drafting him

No. 2 pick in '98 maintains team should have known he didn't have mental makeup to succeed        

Ryan Leaf is living 'the life of his dreams'

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Former San Diego Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf helps people avoid the mistakes he made.        

Ryan Leaf wants to be a role model for today’s young quarterbacks

Ryan Leaf was the second pick of the 1998 NFL draft. (AP) It’s fairly amazing how self-aware Ryan Leaf has become given that he’s known for being anything but. HIs experiences over the past 19 years obviously led to plenty of soul searching, though. Show More Summary

Lions draft bust Charles Rogers blames Vicodin and injuries, not marijuana, for failed career

Charles Rogers on draft day in 2003. (AP) We have a fascination with NFL draft busts. Ryan Leaf, in his own way, is a part of NFL lore just like Peyton Manning. Not every failed draft pick ends up with a sad post-football story, but Charles Rogers’ tale is a rough one. Show More Summary

Hartman lifts Blackhawks past Maple Leafs 2-1 in OT

4 months agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Ryan Hartman scored with 17 seconds left in overtime to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1        

Ryan Leaf Went on ‘Ellen’, Claimed Watching the Show in Prison Turned His Life Around (Video)

4 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Ryan Leaf has been the quintessential pro athlete burnout for two decades now, and while his playing days are far behind him, he’s still looking to get his life back on track. And he has found inspiration through a very unlikely source: The Ellen Show. Plagued by addiction during his adult life, he found solace […]

Ryan Leaf: Teaching fellow prisoners how to read changed my life

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Drug addiction, attempted suicide and felony convictions once derailed the life of former quarterback Ryan Leaf.

Ryan Leaf Taught Fellow Prisoners to Read

4 months agoSports : The Big Lead

The travails of Ryan Leaf have been well documented over the years. After a disastrous NFL career, Leaf began using prescription (...)

The Further Adventures Of Paul Ryan, International Man of Seriousity

Tucker Carlson, in a rare act of journalism, decided to press Paul Ryan on his use of health care policy as a fig leaf for massive upper-class tax cuts. He received a Very Serious answer: Carlson: The overview here is that all the wealth [in] basically the last ten years basically has stuck to the […]

From the NFL to prison to recovery: Ryan Leaf shares his story with those who need to hear it most

People might say there was no debate, but don’t believe them. The football world was deeply divided 19 years ago when the Indianapolis Colts were deciding whether to use the No. 1 draft pick in the NFL draft on Tennessee’s Peyton Manning or Washington State’s Ryan Leaf. There were respected evaluators...

Senators player saves one goal, but then has another shot ricochet off his head into the net

This is some real bad luck for Ryan Dzingel. Ryan Dzingel has two goals this evening. One for his team, the Ottawa Senators. The other? An accidental header goal off the shot of Maple Leaf forward Nazem Kadri. Late in the second period...Show More Summary

Brains, Sports, and Success: An Interview with Rick Peterson

Certain athletes perform remarkably well under pressure while others do not. For instance, the contrast between Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf could not be more stark. But what separates the wheat from the chaff? And what lessons can the...Show More Summary

SGR Ep110 - Ryan Leaf

Ryan Leaf was a first round pick in the 1998 NFL draft. He went on to play in the NFL for four seasons, but his career was cut short due to personal issues and injuries. After his NFL career ended, he battled drug abuse which ultimately led to him serving time in state prison. Show More Summary

Retired QB Ryan Leaf can still throw a football very high and far

7 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

When Ryan Leaf was drafted with the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft out of Washington State, the quarterback looked like a future star. Well, Leaf never did reach his ceiling and only played in the NFL for four seasons. Despite...Show More Summary

Granlund, Horvat score in SO; Canucks beat Leafs 3-2

8 months agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Markus Granlund and Bo Horvat scored in the shootout, Ryan Miller was solid at the end of a busy night in goal and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2        

SGR Ep110 - Ryan Leaf

Ryan Leaf was a first round draft pick in the 1998 NFL draft. He went on to play in the NFL for four seasons, but his career was cut short due to personal issues and injuries. After his NFL career ended, he battled drug abuse which ultimately led to him serving time in state prison. Show More Summary

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