Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

HELENA, Mont. — Police in Montana arrested ex-Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf after a monthlong investigation that culminated with Leaf breaking into an acquaintance’s home to steal prescription pain medication, the task force commander who led the probe said Saturday.

Eddie Royal grew up in Virginia. His family lives there. He attended Virginia Tech. His No. 5 jersey is retired at Westfield High in Chantilly, an 18-minute drive from Redskins headquarters. Mike Shanahan coaches the Redskins and was Royal’s first NFL head coach.

Right around this time of the year when the NFL Draft is fast approaching and folks chat about the event’s history, Ryan Leaf’s name always comes up.

Bill Davis from San Diego wants to know if I think Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith will be available to the Chargers want they in the second round.

When the Panthers signed former Chargers free-agent RB Mike Tolbert two weeks ago, many wondered what the team was thinking, in light of the fact that it already had DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Goodson under contract at running back.