Ex-NFLer Kevin Ellison Said God Told Him to Light a Blunt and Set an Apartment on Fire
I try to tell groupies from time to time, that the majority of NFL players that enter the league are like Kevin Ellison.
They get drafted in the middle to late rounds, hang around the NFL for a couple of years get cut and fade into oblivion. In Ellison case oblivion was the Arena football league in Spokane, Washington.
The only way he would ever get his name in the news again is if something strange happened. Well, congrats Kevin you are back in the news.
A pro football player who leapt from his burning third-floor apartment in Liberty Lake Thursday said he started the blaze with a marijuana blunt because God told him to, authorities say.
Ellison was at the hospital when he told Spokane Valley Deputy Fire Marshal Clifton Mehaffey that he’d set the fire with a cigar “because ‘God’ had told him to set the bed on fire.”
Ellison, who played at USC, was drafted in the sixth round by the San Diego Chargers in 2009 and started nine games at safety that season. He was released by the team following a May 2010 arrest in San Diego on a controlled-substance charge after police reportedly found 100 Vicodin tablets in his car without a prescription.
The charges were later dropped. Ellison joined the Seattle Seahawks but was released shortly before the 2010 season opener.
U.S. Magistrate Cynthia Imbrogno ordered Ellison to remain in federal custody Thursday. A hearing to determine whether he should be allowed to leave jail on bail to await trial is scheduled for June 19.
Ellison as you see has some issues.
Maybe God is really Snoop Dogg in disguise.