Reports: Jets DT Ellis agrees to plea

Associated Press Published: May 17, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis reportedly has reached a plea agreement in a Virginia court that will reduce a felony charge to a misdemeanor.

Multiple reports Thursday say Ellis will plead guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery, citing comments from attorney S. Howard Woodson, who represents the victim, Dennis Eley.

Woodson said Eley likely will pursue a civil lawsuit, which he was originally filed for $3 million, then withdrawn.

The incident took place in April 2010 while Ellis was attending Hampton University. The Jets selected him in the third round of the 2011 draft.


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