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insanesteelersfan
04-30-2011, 11:06 PM
...Well, this MIGHT be one reason....Ya think ? :wft



http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/New- ... rge-043011 (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/New-York-Jets-draft-pick-Kenrick-Ellis-faces-felony-charge-043011)

Djfan
04-30-2011, 11:17 PM
So, he gets kicked off the Game Cocks for failing drug tests - plural - and is facing a jury trial with a possible 20 years in jail. BUT, the Jests insist that they investigated and he has no character issues.

Hmmm. Did he have to submit pictures of his feet or something?

BradshawsHairdresser
04-30-2011, 11:30 PM
So, he gets kicked off the Game Cocks for failing drug tests - plural - and is facing a jury trial with a possible 20 years in jail. BUT, the Jests insist that they investigated and he has no character issues.

Hmmm. Did he have to submit pictures of his feet or something?
:lol: :lol: :lol:

D Rock
04-30-2011, 11:52 PM
No character issues. His coach at Hampton said anyone would have done it.


Doesn't make what he did legal, and he now has legal problems. But character issues...nope!

Some teams are just dumb. It's funny that the Jets weren't like this until Ryan came over from the Ravens.

focosteeler
05-01-2011, 12:13 AM
Oh wow! Well now I'm fine with not taking him

insanesteelersfan
05-01-2011, 12:14 AM
In fairness to the Jets saying they investigated Ellis, and found no Character problems,,,this is the SAME team who traded for Santonio Holmes. Who brought in Braylon Edwards after he got a DUI, and that was right after he was a passenger in the car driven by Donte Stallworth. And who never suspended or fined DE Shaun Ellis after being ticketed for Drugs in his car, then failing a drug test during the season, and then later that season picked up a HUGE chunk of Ice and threw it toward a fan :lol:


So maybe they aren't the best Investigators when it comes to Character ???

hawaiiansteel
05-01-2011, 12:22 AM
the Sporting News today gave the Jets the following draft grade:


Jets: D

Not having a second-round pick hurt them, and they took a major risk on third-rounder Kenrick Ellis, who has serious legal issues.

anger 82&95
05-01-2011, 09:05 AM
At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if the draftee has the skill set of Shazam if their moral and mental deficiencies preclude performance at the professional level. I am not sure what assessment criteria the Jets utilized, but it appears that they had their “Bengal blinders” on while choosing this dude…

Chadman
05-01-2011, 09:42 AM
This year, more than any other year, Chadman saw 'character' & 'injury concerns' play a bigger role in draft position. Plenty of good players dropped due to both- most teams seem to be learning 'the Steeler way'.

hawaiiansteel
07-08-2011, 11:35 PM
Report: Jets third-round pick not a U.S. citizen, could be deported

Posted by Evan Silva on July 8, 2011

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/kenrick-ellis-pic.jpeg?w=105

Jets rookie defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis‘ felony assault trial has been pushed back from July to November 28. Ellis needed the postponement because he recently changed attorneys.

However, Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Ellis is not a U.S. citizen. Rather, the Jamaica native is a “permanent resident,” and any person who is classified as such and convicted of an aggravated felony is deportable, per United States immigration law.

Thus, Ellis’ best bet is to agree to a plea bargain before his trial. He must make sure his assault charge isn’t of the aggravated variety and carries less than a year’s sentence.

Ellis is accused of beating a man who allegedly came after him with a baseball bat on the Hampton (Va.) University campus two Aprils ago. Immediately after drafting him with the 94th overall pick, the Jets insisted they were confident in Ellis’ side of the story. The felony charge is for “malicious wounding.”

A repeat felony offense would also make Ellis eligible for deportation.

The Jets rated Ellis as the 36th overall player on their draft board. But one rival G.M. explained that Ellis’ court case made him all but undraftable in April:

“That was big for us. It’s a pain in the tail, the whole legal issue.”

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... -deported/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/08/report-jets-third-round-pick-not-a-u-s-citizen-could-be-deported/)