In explaining the presence of 100 Vicodin pills in the vehicle of Chargers safety Kevin Ellison, agent Jerome Stanley implied (in our opinion) that Ellison had gotten the pills from the team.
Though Stanley never said it (ergo our decision to use the word “implied”), the suggestion that he didn’t want to “go back and forth” and “have to bother anyone” for pills aimed at “last[ing] the season” due to “knee surgery” (which he had more than a year ago), it’s more than reasonable to assume that Stanley was indicating that Ellison got the Vicodin from his employer.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, however, Ellison didn’t get the Vicodin from the Chargers.
If the authorities fully investigate the situation, they’ll likely learn that the Chargers indeed did not give the Vicodin to Ellison, who may have a hard time proving that he got the drugs through legitimate means.
Which could make it hard for him to stay out of jail.