Jets DT Kenrick Ellis heads to jail before training camp
While most of the New York Jets are headed off for relaxing a bit before training camp starts next month, one player will be headed to jail.
Defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis will start serving a 45-day jail sentence in Virginia on Friday. Ellis pleaded to misdemeanor assault and battery for a 2010 incident. His sentence is due to end July 29. The Jets report to training camp three day earlier.
"I have conversations with a lot of our players, but obviously that’s a different situation. But I definitely talked to him," Ryan said told the Star-Ledger. "There are people that have gone through similar things, and I basically said, 'Lean on each other.' That’s pretty much it." The second-year player recorded seven tackles last season and will be working hard to get in shape once he is released. "Conditioning is a major part of playing in the NFL. I’ll just try to get in better shape," Ellis said. "I’m just going to do my best to show up here and contribute to the team."