I just read an interview from Leaf that was written by his cell mate one time from jail. They were friends... I guess still are. Leaf became heavily addicted to pain killers. I think from the interview that he wanted to escape from the world because he felt like he was being judged as a failure by too many people.
I always think of it as, Eli didn't not want to play in San Diego, he just really wanted to play here. And why wouldn't he, with the best fans in the world?
Yeah. I know Favre was badly addicted early in his career as well. I feel like that's something everyone is susceptible to, if they get into them.