PALM DESERT (CBSLA) — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested Friday afternoon in Palm Desert on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.

Leaf, 44, has had a series of legal problems, dating back to 2009, and served time in a Montana prison for a guilty plea to felony burglary and drug possession charges.

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Leaf played for the San Diego Chargers in the 1998 and 2000 seasons, missing the 1999 season because of a shoulder injury. He spent the 2001 preseason with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was released before the start of the season.

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He played four games with the Dallas Cowboys in 2001 and was released after the season, ending his playing career.

Leaf is being held on $5,000 bail and is due in court Wednesday.

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