We’ve received plenty of e-mails from readers this afternoon regarding the arrest of Chargers safety Kevin Ellison for possession of 100 Vicodin pills. And that tells us that not enough of you are clicking “next” at the bottom of the first page of the Rumor Mill.
So we needed to find a way to legitimately mention the case again. When the Chargers issued a statement on the situation, we did.
“It’s disappointing to hear about the issue involving Kevin Ellison,” said G.M. A.J. Smith, the man who picked Ellison in the sixth round of the 2009 draft. “We’ll continue to monitor the situation and let the legal process run its course.”
It’s the right move by the Chargers. The league has exclusive jurisdiction over matters of this nature, and the teams have no power to discipline a player charged or convicted of a drug-related offense.