Ex-Chargers safety Kevin Ellison arrested for arson
When former San Diego Chargers safety Kevin Ellison was arrested after police found 100 Vicodin pills in his car, it seemed like the once-promising USC star was headed down a dark path. Now, however, he appears to be on a road towards enlightenment.
According to reports, Ellison was arrested on federal arson charges after he set his apartment complex ablaze. He reportedly admitted to setting his bed on fire with a marijuana-filled cigar because “God” told him to do so.
Ellison, who is currently playing with the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League (AFL), jumped out of a third-story window of the apartment complex after the fire filled his room. Eventually hospitalized for smoke inhalation, Ellison was the only resident that required medical care.
A 2009 sixth-round draft pick, Ellison earned significant playing time during his rookie year with the Chargers. His Vicodin arrest, however, forced the Chargers to waive him during the offseason. He was claimed off of waivers by the Seattle Seahawks, but lasted only a few months in the Northwest after making little impact during training camp.
With this latest arrest, Ellison’s hopes of ever making a name for himself in the football world continue to dwindle. The AFL has suspended him indefinitely as the league investigates this latest incident.
Considering that he’s already been shunned by the NFL and could easily be sent packing by the AFL, a career change could be in order for a player who was once on his way towards pro football prominence.
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