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Football and the Ideal Republic

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 11.30.2013 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

Studying the Constitution and the country's foundational documents can be very helpful. But so can be focusing on America's contemporary passion: football.

Former NFL Quarterback Sent To Prison

AP | Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a central Montana drug treatment center to the state prison in Deer Lodge. ...

NFL Draft Bust Pleads Guilty

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 07.08.2012 | Sports

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that he broke into a Montana home and illegally possesse...

Best & Worst Draft All-Time Picks For Each Team

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.26.2012 | Sports

Even before the 2012 NFL Draft got underway, the Indianapolis Colts revealed their intention to select former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. The pr...

NFL Draft Bust Charged With 4 Felonies

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 04.14.2012 | Sports

HELENA, Mont. -- Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been formally charged with four felonies on accusations that he broke into an acquaintance's hom...

25 Athletes Who Have Absolutely Lost Their Minds

Posted 04.04.2012 | Sports

Being a professional athlete in a number of sports today comes with a certain level of fame and fortune that is difficult for us mortals to even imagi...

Ex-NFL QB Arrested For Second Time In Three Days

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

HELENA, Mont. — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested again Monday, just days after he posted bail on similar charges that he burglarize...

Ex-NFL QB Arrested On Felony Charges

AP | MATT VOLZ and BETSY BLANEY | Posted 05.31.2012 | Sports

HELENA, Mont. — Police in Montana arrested ex-NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf after a monthlong investigation that culminated with Leaf breaking into ...

Traces of Deal Forming in NFL?

Andrew Brandt | Posted 08.22.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

As the optimistic drumbeat continues towards eventual resolution of the long-running labor dispute between the NFL owners and players, we are starting to hear reports of what an eventual Collective Bargaining Agreement will look like.

Epic NFL Draft Bust: 'I Should Have Stayed In School'

Posted 06.28.2011 | Sports

Ryan Leaf, the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft, is widely known as one of the biggest draft busts of all time. He made an appearance on the ...

The Rookie Sacrifice: Key to NFL Labor Talks

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

As has been clear from some time, top incoming rookies are going to be sacrificed; Sam Bradford will go down in history as the last bonus baby of the NFL Draft. The key for the NFLPA is having this rookie sacrifice work for the greater good.

Ryan Leaf, All American Quarterback, To Write Three Books: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Troubled former All-American Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf has announced he'll be writing three different books on his life to "set the recor...

Legendary NFL Draft Bust Ryan Leaf Tries Something New

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Ryan Leaf is up early each day and often out the door before his parents get up. He wants to stay busy, see people if he can. It's a routine he needs....

Ryan Leaf, NFL Draft Bust: Why He's STILL The Ultimate Disaster

Bleacher Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Is JaMarcus Russell of the Oakland Raiders the biggest bust of all time? In order for that to be true, Russell must surpass Ryan Leaf of the San Di...

JaMarcus Russell Ryan Leaf: Who Is Biggest NFL Draft Bust?

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

In an ideal world, Ryan Leaf and JaMarcus Russell would square off in Celebrity Deathmatch (with special guest referee Michael Irvin, natch) in order ...

A Very Rough Draft

Neil K. Shenai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Neil K. Shenai

The draft is the biggest redistributive element of the NFL. In that sense, thirty-two fan bases have something to get excited about every April when the NFL convenes for its annual dog and pony show

Ryan Leaf Sentence: No Jail, But Plenty Of Parole

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

AMARILLO, Texas — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf on Wednesday was sentenced to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to eight felony dru...

Ryan Leaf Plea Deal: Eight Guilty Pleas Expected

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LUBBOCK, Texas — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has agreed to plead guilty in his Texas drug and burglary case in exchange for 10 years of pro...

The risk in signing JaMarcus Russell, the $39 million man

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

We know that Russell is a talent and that if the Raiders did not select him first in the 2007 Draft he would have been scooped up soon thereafter. The issue with Russell has been work ethic, discipline and willingness to get better.

A Bust is a Bust is a BUST!

Khai Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Khai Gordon

Let us not be confused with all of the chatter regarding the status of recently released Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell. True the com...

What Makes the Great Ones Great?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my work with athletes, I've been able to identify the five most important psychological qualities that distinguish the Wayne Gretzkys and the Candace Parkers from the rest of us.