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Old 12-04-2008, 04:37 PM   #237
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JETS’ SHAUN ELLIS CHARGED WITH POT POSSESSION

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 4, 2008, 7:21 p.m.

Jets defensive lineman Shaun Ellis was charged with possession of marijuana, driving without insurance and speeding after a traffic stop over the weekend, the Daily Record is reporting.

“I apologize to my family, the fans and the organization,” Ellis said in a statement printed by the Daily Record. “As a captain, I set a poor example for my teammates as well as all NFL players. Although this is a pending legal matter, I understand that I have to be responsible for my actions.”

The Jets said they were aware of the incident but would not say whether he has been disciplined.

Ellis has started all 12 games this year and has seven sacks.
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