Kenrick Ellis Avoids NFL Suspension
Kenrick Ellis may have served 23 days in prison before training camp, and he may still have another 22 left to go, but apparently he has gotten the seal of approval from Roger Goodell.
According to the Daily News, the second year defensive tackle will not be suspended by the league for his part in a 2010 fight that occurred while he was in college. Ellis entered an Alford plea, maintaining his innocence but agreeing to serve a 45 day jail sentence, to be completed in increments over two off-seasons. Despite that, the NFL front office, after reviewing the case, has decided not to levy any sort of a punishment upon Ellis.
This decision marks another somewhat bizarre ruling by the league offices, which have shown a lack of consistency when evaluating and executing punishments for off-field behavior.