The Great Falls Tribune reported that Leaf was booked into the Cascade County Detention Center at abouty 1 p.m. Friday and posted a $76,000 bond later that day.
Leaf was arrested at about 12:35 p.m. Friday, Great Falls Police Sgt. Dean Bennett told the Tribune. Bennett said Leaf was arrested at the Probation and Parole Office at 219 5th St. S.
"One of our officers picked him up, arrested him and booked him in," Bennett said.
The Tribune reported he was charged with burglary and criminal possession of dangerous drugs – both felonies – and a misdemeanor count of theft. But details behind the charges were not immediately released.
Leaf is serving a 10-year suspended sentence that he received in Texas in April 2010 after pleading guilty to drug-related charges, and he has been under the supervision of the Probation and Parole Office in Great Falls for that offense.
Leaf released a statement Friday night through his publicist, Wendy Ogunsemore of Seattle-based Ogunsemore & Staninger.
“I’ve made some mistakes, and have no excuses,” Leaf said in the statement. “I am using the tools I’ve learned to move forward rather than backwards, and will be open to talking about the details in the days to come. I am confident that there will be further understanding when the facts are revealed, and feel very blessed for all of the support, especially from my friends and family.”
The Tribune said Leaf has been recovering from surgery to remove a benign brain tumor and has traveled extensively throughout the West to publicize his book, "596 Switch."Leaf, 35, led the Cougars to the 1998 Rose Bowl and was drafted as the No. 2 pick in the 1998 NFL draft. He played four seasons, mostly with the San Diego Chargers. He perhaps is most remembered during his short NFL career for quarreling with the media, fans and his own players.