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Sources: Kenrick Ellis agrees to plea

Updated: May 17, 2012, 8:41 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Jets nose tackle Kenrick Ellis, facing a felony charge for malicious wounding, reached a plea agreement Thursday in Hampton (Va.) Circuit Court, according to sources.

Ellis, scheduled to stand trial next week, agreed to misdemeanor assault and battery during a pre-trial hearing.

The district attorney's office wasn't immediately available to comment on potential jail time, but the victim's attorney, S. Howard Woodson, told the Star-Ledger of Newark the plea deal means ...

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