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San Diego Charger Kevin Ellison arrested on suspicion of possessing Vicodin [Updated]

May 24, 2010 |  9:02 pm
San Diego Chargers safety Kevin Ellison was arrested in Redondo Beach on Monday afternoon on suspicion of possessing 100 tablets of Vicodin, police said.

Kevin Ellison Ellison, 23, was speeding in a school zone and was pulled over in a routine stop, the Redondo Beach Police Department said.

Officers searching his vehicle discovered the tablets, Sgt. Peter Grimm said.

Ellison was released from jail Monday evening after posting $10,000 bail. He is scheduled for a court appearance in Torrance on July 7, Grimm said.

[Updated 9:46 p.m.: "We're trying to get to the bottom of what happened," said Jerome Stanley, one of Ellison's agents. "We're not sure yet. We'll know more [Tuesday] morning."]

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Ellison played football at USC and Redondo Union High School. He lives in the South Bay, Grimm said.

Ellison's brother Keith Ellison played linebacker last year for the Buffalo Bills.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Kevin Ellison in 2008. Credit: USC