13 episodes

Former NFL Quarterback, Ryan Leaf discusses his rise to stardom at Washington State to being drafted second behind Peyton Manning in the 1998 NFL Draft. Widely considered a draft bust, Ryan Leaf takes us through the journey from NFL stardom to drug addiction, and ultimately the floor of a State Prison.

Bust | The Ryan Leaf Story ActionPark Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 311 Ratings

Former NFL Quarterback, Ryan Leaf discusses his rise to stardom at Washington State to being drafted second behind Peyton Manning in the 1998 NFL Draft. Widely considered a draft bust, Ryan Leaf takes us through the journey from NFL stardom to drug addiction, and ultimately the floor of a State Prison.

    BONUS EPISODE: Mike Price - Head Coach Washington State University from 1989 to 2002

    BONUS EPISODE: Mike Price - Head Coach Washington State University from 1989 to 2002

    In this episode of Bust, Ryan Leaf is joined by his former coach, Mike Price, to discuss their time together at Washington State University. They reminisce about the recruiting process, the challenges of coaching and developing a team, and the journey to the Rose Bowl. They also touch on their experiences at the Heisman Trophy ceremony and the NFL Draft. Coach Price reflects on Ryan's struggles in the NFL and the scrutiny he faced. This heartfelt conversation offers a unique perspective on the highs and lows of their football journey.

    • 33 min
    Jay Posner (Infamous Locker Room Incident)

    Jay Posner (Infamous Locker Room Incident)

    Ryan Leaf sits down with Jay Posner to discuss the famous locker room incident and make amends and call it water under the bridge.

    • 53 min
    Bust: Chapter 10 Freedom

    Bust: Chapter 10 Freedom

    Ryan walks out of prison after 32 months as a free man. With limited options and limited money he begins his sobriety journey in Southern California.

    • 45 min
    Bust: Chapter 9 Prison

    Bust: Chapter 9 Prison

    Ryan starts his 32 month sentence in prison. After 2 years of sitting alone in his cell, Ryan finds his calling and begins helping prisoners learn how to read. He also starts to prepare himself for the inevitable, life on the outside and the road to redemption.

    • 38 min
    Bust: Chapter 8 The Brain Tumor

    Bust: Chapter 8 The Brain Tumor

    Ryan continues to struggle with his addiction to Vicodin. His situation becomes worse as he learns that he has a brain tumor.

    • 33 min
    Bust: Chapter 7 The Fugitive

    Bust: Chapter 7 The Fugitive

    After being picked up at the Canadian border while trying to turn himself in to face charges in Texas, Ryan once again finds himself a national top news story.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
311 Ratings

311 Ratings

K_M16 ,

Bust - only in how you view what is truly important!

Simply amazing testament to raw honesty, ownership of actions and how to make amends for his actions. Ryan Leaf is an example of how even the greatest athletes and prominent individuals have many of the same issues as the general public but often the stars lives are played out so much more publicly. Ryan’s self growth and mentorship for others is his real gift and blessing for someone who is struggling with addiction. Great story!

krnlmbch ,

What a ride!

Raw, Honest, Courageous & Admirable. Incredibly moving and very important Gives the listener a DEEP & NEEDED understanding of the harm "stardom", does to the psyche of young athletes. A poignant portrait of the incredible burdens society places on gifted athletes. So grateful for your honesty. Thank you for sharing your incredible story. Best of luck to you in all you do. God Bless.

mbacerra32 ,

Wow

Great listen. Can’t wait for the next episode.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Huberman Lab
Scicomm Media
Nothing much happens: bedtime stories to help you sleep
iHeartPodcasts
Perform with Dr. Andy Galpin
Scicomm Media
On Purpose with Jay Shetty
iHeartPodcasts
The Dr. John Delony Show
Ramsey Network
The School of Greatness
Lewis Howes

You Might Also Like

Games with Names
iHeartPodcasts
The Rich Eisen Show
The Rich Eisen Show | Cumulus Podcast Network
The Pat McAfee Show
Pat McAfee, ESPN
Chris Simms Unbuttoned
Chris Simms
The Adam Schefter Podcast
ESPN, Adam Schefter
The GM Shuffle with Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe
DraftKings