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After taking leave of absence, Leaf resigns as West Texas A&M assistant

Updated: November 7, 2008, 1:44 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CANYON, Texas -- West Texas A&M quarterback coach Ryan Leaf has resigned, the school announced Thursday.

Leaf, who also served as the school's men's golf coach, has been on a leave of absence for personal reasons.

A person briefed on the situation said that Leaf acknowledged he had asked a West Texas A&M player for a pill to help him deal with lingering pain from an injury Leaf had sustained during his NFL playing days, ESPN's Joe Schad reported Wednesday.

"Coach Leaf offered ...

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