The legal issue facing Jets nose tackle Kenrick Ellis has finally come to a conclusion. As reported on Jet-Nation, Ellis was facing felony charges stemming from a fight which occurred while he attended Hampton University. If convicted Ellis could have been deportation, since he is not a United States citizen, but he accepted a plea bargain reducing the charges to a misdemeanor, which will allow Ellis to remain in the country.
Ellis was sentenced to 90 days in prison but, with good behavior, is expected to be out in 45. He will begin serving his prison term on June 15, a day after mini-camp finishes, and will rejoin the team a few days into training camp.
While the legal process is over Ellis faces possible disciplinary action from the league for violating the NFL’s “Personal Code of Conduct” policy in the form of suspension and/or fine. The matter is being reviewed by league officials.