Ex-Charger QB Ryan Leaf Faces 4 Felonies

Leaf was arrested twice in four days on charges of burglary and drug possession

Friday, Apr 13, 2012  |  Updated 3:18 PM PDT
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Former Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf explains his recent surgery to remove a brain tumor. He talks with Derek Togerson.

Former Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf explains his recent surgery to remove a brain tumor. He talks with Derek Togerson.

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Former Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf was charged Thursday with four felonies in Cascade County, Montana.

The former pro football player is accused of breaking into homes to steal prescription painkillers.

Prosecutor John Parker charged Leaf with two counts of burglary and two counts of criminal possession of a dangerous drug.

Leaf is accused of entering an acquaintance's home to steal oxycodone on March 29. He was arrested the next day and released after posting bail.

Authorities say he broke into another home and stole hydrocodone two days later.

If convicted, Leaf faces a possible prison sentence of up to 50 years on all four charges.

Leaf is jailed without bond on a 30-day hold on charges that he violated a probation from Texas probation with his Montana arrest.

Leaf appeared on NBCSanDiego to discuss his recovery from a surgery to remove a tumor in the back of his head.

"I was very lucky, I feel very blessed for everything that happened," he told NBCSanDiego at the time.

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