Former Cougar and NFL draft bust Ryan Leaf was arrested for domestic violence over the weekend in Palm Springs California. TMZ is reporting that the former No. 2 overall draft pick was booked into the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. Bail was set at $5,000.
The 44-year old has been engaged to Anna Kleinsorge, a former Georgetown volleyball player, since 2017. They have a 3-year old son together.
Leaf was the second pick in the 1998 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers but had just a four-year career before his personal life fell apart. He dealt with drug addiction and spent two years in prison after being arrested in 2012 for breaking into a home in Montana.
Recently, Leaf was hired by ESPN as a football analyst and has been co-hosting a show on SiriusXM’s Pac-12 channel. Leaf had put his life back together to the point Washington State enshrined him in their hall of fame last fall.
SEC jumps in first with football returning in early June
Two days after the NCAA Division I Council voted to allow voluntary workouts on campus by football and basketball players, the SEC announced it would begin voluntary football activities June 8th…
SEC officials noted any workouts would take place “under strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines developed by each institution.”
The Southeast Conference decided to resume athletic activities with the guidance of a league task force that includes public health, infectious disease and sports medicine professionals from each of the league’s 14 member schools.
Other conferences are expected to follow with campuses opening for athletes on a voluntary basis.
NFL Network hails John Schneider as Seahawks’ 13th Man
John Schneider is entering his 11th season as the Seahawks General Manager. Working along side Coach Pete Carroll, Schneider is credited with overhauling Seattle’s roster to create a Super Bowl champion in 2014.
The NFL Network’s Michael Silver recently completed a feature on Schneider, calling him the Seahawks’ 13th Man…
Baseball’s new rules including no spitting, no high-fives & no fighting
As negotiations continue for a return of Major League Baseball, one thing’s for sure…it won’t look the same…
There apparently won’t be any spitting either. Or high-fives, fist bumps or hugging. No pregame exchange of lineup cards. No throwing the ball around the horn after an out. Fighting will be banned. First and third-base coaches will have to keep their distance from base runners. And, there will be no fans, at least in the beginning.
The largest hurdle management and players need to overcome in returning play during a pandemic is economics. Ownership and the players’ union are miles apart on an agreeable format. Time is ticking. Major League Baseball would need to return in the next three weeks if they hope to begin play by July 4th.
Warming temperatures chase residents to the river…be advised
By the way, just a public service message here about being careful around the water. As of Sunday, the Columbia River water level was high, running fast and very chilly. With the warming temperatures this week, folks are going to want to head towards the water.
The Columbia River was 53-degrees when I was on it Sunday. The Wenatchee I’m sure is much colder. Rivers are swollen with snow-melt in the higher elevations are high. Add that to the swift-moving water, and it’s awfully easy to literally and figuratively get in over your head in a hurry. So just be careful and be sure to keep a close eye on the little ones as they stick their toes in the water.
NCWLIFE Sports Schedule includes RBC Cup games for Wild from 2018
The NCWLIFE sports schedule starts with hockey Thursday…
Thursday is Hockey Night as the Wenatchee Wild take on the Chilliwack Chiefs in the RBC Cup from May of 2018. Arch Ecker has the play-by-play at 7 o’clock.
Friday’s featured game is from last October at Wenatchee High School where the Panthers hosted Moses Lake in volleyball. Eric has the call on that starting at 7.
Then on Saturday, we’ll start things off at 2 o’clock with Wenatchee and Eastmont boys soccer from April of 2018. At 7 p.m., the Wenatchee Wild take on the Steinbach Pistons in the RBC Cup.