Kenrick Ellis to split jail sentence

Updated: June 15, 2012, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

HAMPTON, Va. -- Jets defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis will split his jail sentence for assault and battery stemming from a 2010 fight while attending college in Virginia, a move that will allow him to make training camp.

The Hampton Circuit Court clerk's office says that, under an agreement with the court, Ellis is set to report to Hampton city jail Friday night and will remain in custody until July 9. He will then serve the remainder of his 45-day sentence beginning March 1.

The Jets' training camp begins July 26 in Cortland, N.Y.

Ellis pleaded guilty last month to assault and battery stemming from a 2010 fight while attending college at Hampton University.

A prosecutor says such arrangements -- allowing people convicted of low-level offenses to keep their job -- are not unusual.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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