Ryan Leaf: Hunter S. Thompson Letter to Colts Owner Jim Ersay

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf posted the following picture with the caption, “So I received this letter last week. It’s written by Hunter S. Thompson to Colts Owner Jim Irsay in 1998 a month before the NFL Draft. This is unbelievable, hysterical, & ludicrous!!”

Leaf discussed the letter today on the Rich Eisen Show. Watch the clip below.

Letter

Jim Irsay/Ind. Colts/ mar 14 ’98

In response to yr. addled request for a quick $30M loan to secure the services of the Manning kid — I have to say No, at this time.

But the Leaf boy is another matter.  He looks strong & Manning doesn’t — or at least not strong enough to handle that “Welcome to the NFL” business for two years without a world-class offensive line.

How are you fixed at left OT for the next few years.  James?  Think about it.  You don’t want a china doll back there when that freak Sapp comes crashing in.

Okay.  Let me know if you need some money for Leaf.  I expect to be very rich when this Depp movie comes out.

Yr. faithful consultant

Hunter”

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