Leaf embraces place in history

Originally Published: April 9, 2008
By Matt Mosley | ESPN.com

Ryan Leaf has made peace with the fact his name will forever be linked with NFL infamy. Each spring, the former No. 2 overall draft choice by the San Diego Chargers knows his phone will start ringing.

But unlike some athletes with dubious pasts, Leaf seems to embrace his place in history. He acknowledges the pain of having failed as an NFL quarterback in such spectacular fashion, but refuses to let it define him.

Now 31, and six years removed from his last NFL team (the Seahawks), ...

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