Kevin Ellison arrested
It’s not the prettiest offseason for former Trojans, and the news keeps getting worse. Chargers safety Kevin Ellison has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Ellison was arrested Monday afternoon after a traffic stop and search led to the finding of 100 vicodin pills. He was released on $10,000 bail.
The arrest occurred Monday afternoon in Redondo Beach, after the safety was pulled over for exceeding the speed limit in a school zone. According to officers, Ellison didn’t have a prescription and the amount of pills confiscated is larger than a pharmacist would distribute.
Ellison was was a sixth round steal for the Chargers a year ago, eventually starting 9 games as a rookie for the club. He was a unanimous Pac 10 first-team defense in his final season at USC.
The Ellison arrest adds to an offseason list of former Trojans making headlines for substance abuse. Rey Maualuga was arrested for a DUI in February, and most recently, Brian Cushing was issued an NFL suspension for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.