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Source: Ellison didn't get Vicodin from Chargers

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.

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39 Responses to “Source: Ellison didn't get Vicodin from Chargers”
  1. Evpimp says: May 25, 2010 10:51 PM

    I got Vicodin pills from the Chargers.
    Is this bad?

  2. PirateFreedom says: May 25, 2010 11:10 PM

    Nick Kazcur managed to avoid jail time, or any league sanction I’m aware of (the substance abuse program being private) by wearing a wire and getting his contact busted.

  3. asw1028 says: May 25, 2010 11:10 PM

    If he had half of a brain he would deny that he received the pills from the Chargers. The last thing they want is another situation that might involve a league investigation like with the Saints. Ellison should just take the rap and then hope that the Chargers show some good will and keep him on the team as a reward for keeping his mouth shut.

  4. ChargerDillon says: May 25, 2010 11:18 PM

    As a Charger fan im just pissed he didnt have hgh on him, and im equally pissed he hasnt shot up with hgh….screw vicoden, get jacked up on hgh GET OUT THERE AND KILL SOMEONE!
    here’s the facts
    Rey Maualuga – Drug charges
    Brian Cushing – Drug chargers
    Kevin Ellison – Drug chargers
    what do they all have in common USC
    F*** YOU ENABLING TROJANS

  5. Norv Turner says: May 25, 2010 11:19 PM

    He got the Vicodin from the Saints.

  6. Roger the Dodger says: May 25, 2010 11:20 PM

    He could have gone across the border to Tijuana, gotten a prescription from a Mexican Doc for about $20 (hawkers for these Docs will accost you in almost any border town), walked into any pharmacia, and bought the pills.
    If you limit the returns to “a personal supply” (100 pills, I think), you can carry them back into the USA legally. This may have changed (again), but it was the rule a few years ago. The “100″ number made me suspicious of this.
    In which case, he’s done nothing wrong. At least according to the law.
    People do this sort of thing all the time. I myself walk across the Rio Grande bridge in a border town every couple years and replenish my antibiotic, muscle relaxer, and other pharma needs. You don’t even need a prescription (Mexican or otherwise) for that stuff, and you can bring an unlimited supply back.

  7. Roger Goodell's a tool. says: May 25, 2010 11:29 PM

    You dont go to jail for 100 vicodin.
    Maybe community service, some classes, and a fine.
    oh, and I got vicodin from the chargers too.

  8. MasterShake says: May 25, 2010 11:31 PM

    What? No updates on DWTS? Tre should be pissed. Opportunity missed by PFT. Like I give a shit. Just wanted to see people butt hurt.

  9. robert ethen says: May 25, 2010 11:35 PM

    Holmes didn’t want to go back and forth buying that medicinal marijuana either.

  10. realitypolice says: May 25, 2010 11:55 PM

    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.
    ====================
    There is “nothing” in any of your “quotes” that would “imply” that he got his “vicodin” from the “team” and not from a “doctor”.

  11. realitypolice says: May 25, 2010 11:58 PM

    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.
    =========
    Why are we assuming he didn’t have a prescription? My late mother in law had a prescription and got 96 pills at a time. Why are you assuming he could’nt find a doctor to write him a script for this many pills?

  12. se18a29 says: May 26, 2010 12:04 AM

    Vicodin is weak shyte. Now, percocet is just right. :)

  13. DARKTHRONE says: May 26, 2010 12:13 AM

    Oh for f*cks sake EVERYONE in the NFL is on pain pills!!!
    And of course it’s flower-girl Florio reporting… a dude who has no damn idea what it’s like to play a VICIOUS contact sport with an injury that would put a regular everyday person on their ass for years, let alone a season of football.
    If the cat had an injured knee, you bet your ass he had pills…
    where he got ‘em, is his deal…
    Jail is for criminals not drug addicts. Drug addiction is a medical problem, not a criminal problem.
    Bust the dealer/the source.
    Nip it in the bud.
    Have a good day all.
    PA

  14. CJ says: May 26, 2010 12:13 AM

    Did he get them from the Saints?

  15. HgMeng says: May 26, 2010 12:14 AM

    You also implied (in my opinion) that Ellison got the Vicoden from the Charges when you wrote the headline:
    “Kevin Ellison case puts Vicodin glare on Chargers.”
    You also wrote (in your own words) :
    Regardless of Ellison’s explanation, the implication is that the Chargers issued Ellison 100 Vicodin pills at once. And the question becomes why they’d give him so many, especially since he’ll be at the facility on numerous occasions as part of offseason workouts.”

  16. BasicInstinct says: May 26, 2010 12:21 AM

    I got mine from Sean Payton…..for a playbook…..

  17. TMI says: May 26, 2010 12:30 AM

    Oh my gosh!!!
    Men who take shots of NOVACAINE in every joint in their body every Sunday of the football season are taking pain pills illegally on the side.
    And the sun will rise in the east tomorrow.

  18. TMI says: May 26, 2010 12:33 AM

    Ask Earl Campbell (who uses a walker to get around) & Dick Butkus (who needs 3 hours to get out of bed after he wakes up) how many Vicodins they have taken in their life.
    Things are tough all over!

  19. JoeMcRugby says: May 26, 2010 12:54 AM

    Why will it be so hard for Ellison to stay out of jail when Patsie’s RT Kaczur was busted smuggling 200+ tablets of OxyContin across the Canada-US border and didn’t go to jail?
    We’ll see how it shakes out now that the obvious conclusion apparently turned out to be the truth: he didn’t get the Vicodin from his employer.
    If the Chargers had supplied the Vicodin, Ellison’s agent would have informed the media of that fact so fast that everyone would have gotten collective whiplash.

  20. SeriousRadio says: May 26, 2010 1:13 AM

    Kevin, meet Plexico.

  21. bigbolt says: May 26, 2010 1:31 AM

    Isn’t the Saints entire administration being implicated in some Vicodin ring???

  22. tatum32 says: May 26, 2010 2:05 AM

    He got em from Cushing! Its a conspiracy
    against USC!?!

  23. NCRaiderDon says: May 26, 2010 2:10 AM

    Jail?..come on now. The ONLY way a player in the NFL goes to jail is if you’re so dumb to actually shoot yourself, or you fight dogs. You kill a guy crossing the street while you’re drunk…..you get suspended for a year…

  24. nflhof says: May 26, 2010 2:13 AM

    So if Ellison didint get the pills from the Chargers he MUST have gotten them from the Saints right????

  25. JJRS89 says: May 26, 2010 2:30 AM

    Maybe he got them from the saints?

  26. methomps says: May 26, 2010 2:55 AM

    He didn’t imply anything. You assumed.

  27. Joe 6-pack says: May 26, 2010 3:13 AM

    Well, now we know who had Payton’s stash.

  28. Terry says: May 26, 2010 7:22 AM

    “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”
    HOW in the hell could you make the assumption you did based on this statement????
    The more reasonable explanation is that he got these pills from “another “source as the Chargers would never give that amount to a player at one time.
    Remember Florio you’re not a journalist but simply a blogger!

  29. Iā™„Patriots says: May 26, 2010 7:29 AM

    He won’t go to jail over this. 100 Vicodin is not that many. It may sound like a lot, but you build a tolerance so quickly that after about a week they don’t work anymore. Many people are prescribed 90 to 120 a month.
    How do we know he didn’t have a prescription?
    I just hope Ellison doesn’t have a problem. Opiate addiction is a nightmare, I would not want to see anyone go through it, not even ItalianArmyGuy or Eric Mangini.

  30. Mongo says: May 26, 2010 7:41 AM

    100 pills won’t come anywhere near “lasting the season.” It might last a month and likely not even that. You can take 1-2 vicoden every 4-6 hours. That’s between 3-10 per day.
    Oh and if memory serves the drug Rey M used was booze. Hardly in the same conversation as vicodin and not even close to what cushing did.
    No way he goes to jail over this.

  31. Rogue says: May 26, 2010 8:23 AM

    I have back problems for years. I have gotten perscription for Vicodin ES 7/750mg of 150 for a months supply and have traveled from Puerto Rico to Georgia. As long as you have a valid persciption bottle it is legal. If they are not in a persciption bottle and a loose in a bag. Sorrrrrrrrry TOJO

  32. Big BrEasy says: May 26, 2010 8:27 AM

    CJ says:
    May 26, 2010 12:13 AM
    Did he get them from the Saints?
    JJRS89 says:
    May 26, 2010 2:30 AM
    Maybe he got them from the saints?
    =================================
    How clever your little minds really are. *applaud*

  33. whocares says: May 26, 2010 8:49 AM

    He got caught with them while speeding in a school zone without a prescription.
    There is another article citing this.
    That is why there could be jail time.

  34. Dude17 says: May 26, 2010 9:12 AM

    Florio, can we get your opinion on the legality of the warrantless search that resulted in the 100 pills being found. Given the Supreme Court’s recent ruling, I think the “evidence” gets tossed. If it is tossed, there is no charge. Case dismissed.
    Am I missing something here?

  35. DARKTHRONE says: May 26, 2010 10:56 AM

    Everyone on here who brings up the Saints= vicodin is 100% absolutely gay.
    And unoriginal.
    Shit I’m glad someone else got a big lightning rod attached to their heads, especially from the 12-4 Chargers org.
    Think about it.
    Every other team in the playoffs last year had a chance but SUCKED big time…!!!!
    SAINTS WILL DESTROY (again!)
    PA

  36. God's Own Silver and Blue says: May 26, 2010 11:03 AM

    1. It was a chickenshit move by the popo to arrest the guy for a few Vicodin (and 100 is “a few”). Sounds like some publicity-starved Boy in Blue wanted some pub and took it out of Ellison’s ass.
    2. Warrant or no warrant, the search was as legal as houses because Ellison consented to it. By doing so, he pretty much abrogated his Fourth Amendment protections in this case.
    3. Arizona v. Gant doesn’t apply in this case because Ellison, being the driver, was obviously “unsecured and within reaching distance of the passenger compartment of the vehicle”, a recognized exception.

  37. nflhof says: May 26, 2010 11:40 AM

    USC is in a bad way these days. They need to think about hiring Rich Rod from M.

  38. jahrasta311 says: May 26, 2010 12:57 PM

    LOL, Florio, you’re so stupid.
    In no way was it ever implied that he got the vicodin from the team.
    You just assumed that was the case so you could write yet another comically misleading sensationalist headline.

  39. FlorioIsAmoron says: May 26, 2010 1:06 PM

    The only “more than reasonable thing to assume” here is that Florio is talking out of his ass again and he doesn’t know shit…..no wonder being a lawyer did not work out for him, what is he going to fall back on when this fails…
    This site is turning into a smut site, like The Enquirer…it’ should change its’ site name to profootballenquirer.com
    I used to enjoy this guy making an ass of himself, but this article was the last straw……rather go to cnnsi.com, rumour mill, much better no BS and no strong assumptions….

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