Charger Kevin Ellison arrested for possession of Vicodin, now free on bail
On Monday, May 24, Charger safety Kevin Ellison was arrested in Redondo Beach, his hometown.
Ellison was pulled over around 2PM for allegedly speeding in a school zone near Redondo Union High School. According to police, he consented to have his car searched, resulting in his arrest. Upon the search, the officer allegedly found 100 tablets of the painkiller Hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin.
According to KTLA, Sgt. Peter Grim stated that “Ellison did not have a prescription for the pills and even if he did, it was an unusually large amount for a pharmacist to distribute.”
Ellison was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance at the Redondo Beach Jail. He was later released on $10,000 bail and is due for arraignment July 7 in the Torrance Superior Court.
A.J. Smith, Chargers General Manager, commented on Ellison’s arrest, calling it “disappointing,” reported the San Diego News Network.
During the 2009 season, Ellison started nine games and made 52 tackles as a rookie for the Chargers. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL draft, after playing four seasons for University Southern California (USC). His older brother, Keith Ellison, is the linebacker for the Buffalo Bills.
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