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Report: Warriors confirm Ellis lied about injured ankle

Updated: September 7, 2008, 10:37 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Golden State guard Monta Ellis lied to the Warriors about an injury he sustained late last month in Mississippi, The Contra Costa Times has confirmed through a team source.

Ellis, who will be out at least three months with a high ankle sprain and torn deltoid ligament in his ankle, first told the Warriors he was injured playing pickup basketball in his hometown of Jackson, Miss., after having signed a six-year, $66 million contract extension in July.

Ellis could face a fine and possible ...

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