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Ryan Leaf kicked out of drug treatment center, moved to prison
SI.com ^ | 1/18/2013

Posted on 01/18/2013 3:50:25 AM PST by South40

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and other unspecified behavioral problems at the center, a corrections official said Thursday.

The former San Diego Chargers and Washington State Cougars quarterback was charged last spring with breaking into two houses and stealing prescription painkillers near his hometown of Great Falls. He pleaded guilty in May to reduced charges, and his five-year sentence called for spending nine months in a locked drug treatment facility as an alternative to prison.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drugs; drugwar; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 01/18/2013 3:50:33 AM PST by South40
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To: South40

Sad story


2 posted on 01/18/2013 3:55:13 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

Sad indeed. How far he has fallen... I guess he hasn’t reached bottom yet however.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 3:58:12 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: wolfman23601

Very sad indeed. This guy had the talent but wasted it.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 3:58:48 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: South40

A dumba$$. Wonder if he voted for Obama.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 4:08:17 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: South40

Lets make dope legal so we can destroy the minds of thousands like this idiots mind was destroyed by dope.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 4:18:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: wolfman23601

I remember when there was that fake anticipation of whether the Colts were going to draft him or Peyton Manning. Everyone knew they were going to take Manning, but the bigger surprise was how bad this guy turned out. It not uncommon for a 1st round QB to be a bust, but you combine his cockiness and his felonies, it is truly sad.

For awhile it looked like he turned around and was an assistant coach at a small college in Texas, but he was steal pain killers or something.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 4:23:09 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: South40

This story is right out of “The Longest Yard”.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 4:44:00 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: castlegreyskull

Some draft “analysts” like Mel Kiper rated Leaf higher than Manning. I guess that’s why Kiper isn’t an NFL GM. After that, I pay absolutely NO attention to anything he says. I wonder how he still has a job on TV.

Oh well, so does Karl Rove and that Morris toe-sucker.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 5:23:19 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: henkster

Yeah he is typically wrong. I remember most people I knew had no doubt about Manning. Maybe it was because I was from Florida, and we were in the SEC crowd.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 5:48:53 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: South40

Love the classic con uniforms.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 5:50:15 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

they even gave him the dress version with collar


12 posted on 01/18/2013 6:01:51 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: South40; martin_fierro; mikrofon
his hometown of Great Falls.

"Great Falls." Nomen est omen.

One turnover this quarterback needs to make is to turn over a new Leaf.

13 posted on 01/18/2013 8:16:59 AM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: Venturer

His drugs of choice are prescription painkillers.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 8:20:09 AM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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To: Venturer

Let’s keep it illegal so this guy has to commit felonies to get high. While we are at it let’s arm thousands of Mexican drug lords with the money the illegal drug trade creates.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 8:24:17 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: Venturer
Lets make dope legal so we can destroy the minds of thousands like this idiots mind was destroyed by dope.

Thousands are doing so already - and all the laws against it accomplish is to channel hyperinflated drug profits into criminal hands. And there's no reason to expect a substantial increase in drug use under legalization; how many people are undeterred by the dangers of the drugs themselves yet undeterred by the remote chance of arrest?

16 posted on 01/18/2013 8:52:00 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Venturer

How’s that War on some Drugs working out?

If drugs are banned only criminals will have drugs? (except those with friendly doctors Rx)
If guns are banned only criminals will have guns? (except law enforcement and elitists)
Which comes first the drugs or the destroyed minds?


17 posted on 01/18/2013 8:58:30 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Venturer

Get back to me when the gov’t can keep drugs out of PRISON.

Otherwise, the WoD seems to be a resounding ‘success’ already. (Excuse me, I think there’s someone pounding on my front door.....) </s>


18 posted on 01/18/2013 9:13:46 AM PST by i_robot73
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I was wondering how long it would take for you guys to come along LOL


19 posted on 01/18/2013 9:18:34 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Charles Henrickson; South40; martin_fierro

Are we sure he wasn't just traded to Pittsburgh?

20 posted on 01/18/2013 9:25:23 AM PST by mikrofon (Throwup Uni's)
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To: Venturer
Lets make dope legal so we can destroy the minds of thousands like this idiots mind was destroyed by dope.

Thousands are doing so already - and all the laws against it accomplish is to channel hyperinflated drug profits into criminal hands. And there's no reason to expect a substantial increase in drug use under legalization; how many people are undeterred by the dangers of the drugs themselves yet undeterred by the remote chance of arrest?

I was wondering how long it would take for you guys to come along LOL

You got here first and made it a drug policy thread. Any response on that subject?

21 posted on 01/18/2013 9:27:28 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: i_robot73
Get back to me when the gov’t can keep drugs out of PRISON.

Otherwise, the WoD seems to be a resounding ‘success’ already. (Excuse me, I think there’s someone pounding on my front door.....) </s>

If you have no drugs, they'll just shoot your dog and be on their way.

22 posted on 01/18/2013 9:29:10 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Hey buy all the dope you want man. Theres plenty of room in the next cell.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 9:49:04 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
Lets make dope legal so we can destroy the minds of thousands like this idiots mind was destroyed by dope.

Thousands are doing so already - and all the laws against it accomplish is to channel hyperinflated drug profits into criminal hands. And there's no reason to expect a substantial increase in drug use under legalization; how many people are undeterred by the dangers of the drugs themselves yet undeterred by the remote chance of arrest?

Hey buy all the dope you want man. Theres plenty of room in the next cell.

Nonresponsive. I want no dope - but many others do and are undeterred by the remote chance of arrest ... so all the laws against it accomplish is to channel hyperinflated drug profits into criminal hands.

24 posted on 01/18/2013 10:00:23 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

And all the laws against killing in Chicago are a waste of time in the South Side, Lets just get rid of those laws.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 10:46:22 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
I want no dope - but many others do and are undeterred by the remote chance of arrest ... so all the laws against it accomplish is to channel hyperinflated drug profits into criminal hands.

And all the laws against killing in Chicago are a waste of time in the South Side, Lets just get rid of those laws.

The laws against drugs are not just a waste of time but an active detriment across the nation - whereas nationally 2 of 3 murders are solved. And murder violates rights, unlike drug making, selling, buying, or using.

26 posted on 01/18/2013 11:07:38 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: South40

Pray for him. Addiction is a nasty monkey on the back. Jesus can and does take it away.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 1:18:26 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: mikrofon
Are we sure he wasn't just traded to Pittsburgh?

lol! Yeah, I'm sure they'd rather have Leaf than Big Ben. Those Pittsburgh uniform are horrid.

28 posted on 01/18/2013 3:00:52 PM PST by South40
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I have found that arguing with people who want drugs lagalised is a terrible waste of time, so excuse me for not carrying this further.


29 posted on 01/19/2013 3:58:33 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
I have found that arguing with people who want drugs lagalised is a terrible waste of time, so excuse me for not carrying this further.

I lean to the side of legalization. I don't minimize the arguments against it.

But weren't all drugs legal, including opium, until about 100 years ago?

Historica Review of Opium Production

30 posted on 01/19/2013 4:26:57 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

It went to crap when some bureaucrat convinced Congress it should be illegal for a doctor to prescribe drugs to a patient just to prevent withdrawl because he’s become addicted.


31 posted on 01/19/2013 4:43:02 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Venturer
Lets make dope legal so we can destroy the minds of thousands like this idiots mind was destroyed by dope.

Thousands are doing so already - and all the laws against it accomplish is to channel hyperinflated drug profits into criminal hands. And there's no reason to expect a substantial increase in drug use under legalization; how many people are undeterred by the dangers of the drugs themselves yet undeterred by the remote chance of arrest?

Hey buy all the dope you want man. Theres plenty of room in the next cell.

Nonresponsive. I want no dope - but many others do and are undeterred by the remote chance of arrest ... so all the laws against it accomplish is to channel hyperinflated drug profits into criminal hands.

And all the laws against killing in Chicago are a waste of time in the South Side, Lets just get rid of those laws.

The laws against drugs are not just a waste of time but an active detriment across the nation - whereas nationally 2 of 3 murders are solved. And murder violates rights, unlike drug making, selling, buying, or using.

I have found that arguing with people who want drugs lagalised is a terrible waste of time, so excuse me for not carrying this further.

Funny how you were willing to start the argument and reply twice, and only determined it was a "waste of time" when it became clear you were losing badly.

32 posted on 01/21/2013 7:14:19 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

You are right:

I made the mistake of giving my opinion and I knew you dope lovers would be right there. It was a mistake to start the argument with you proponents of free dope.
I apologise.

Now will you please go TF away? Thank you.


33 posted on 01/21/2013 8:03:38 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
Now will you please go TF away? Thank you.

Are you asking me to stop pinging you when I rebut your posts? If so, I will grant your request.

I made the mistake of giving my opinion and I knew you dope lovers would be right there. It was a mistake to start the argument with you proponents of free dope.

I don't "love" dope any more than I love alcohol, a drug whose continued legality I support on the basis of individual liberty - and I don't propose "free" dope but a price set by a lightly regulated free market (again, like the drug alcohol).

34 posted on 01/21/2013 8:27:58 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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