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Vicodin Charges Against NFL Player -- Dismissed

1/13/2011 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former San Diego Chargers safety Kevin Ellison is all ready to return to the NFL -- after officials dismissed all charges stemming from a Vicodin arrest back in May.

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Ellison -- who started 9 games for the Chargers as a rookie in 2009 -- had been popped in Redondo Beach, CA for possessing 100 Vicodin pills without a prescription ... and was cut from the team in the wake of his arrest.

Kevin was later picked up by the Seattle Seahawks ... but they also let him go due to the pending charges.

However, Ellison has since completed the NFL Substance Abuse Program -- and the District Attorney's Office has agreed to throw out the case.

And with his legal issues officially behind him -- we're guessing it's only a matter of time before he turns up on a new squad.


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1.

Joao    

California Celebrity Justice...

1289 days ago
2.

Steelers suck    

He'll probably land on one of the Pennsylvania teams! The Steelers and the Eagles have proven that they looooooove them some law breaking thugs!!!

1289 days ago
3.

chicagannie    

Once an addict, always an addict. He'll be off the team again by this time next year.

1289 days ago
4.

gb1205    

WOW - an NFL player taking pain killers? BFD! Sure, having them without a script is technically illegal, but if he wasn't selling them - no crime!

1289 days ago
5.

toaddy    

Vicodin./oxycodone and the like are the working mans heroin. Something has got to be done to make this stuff more difficult to get and to keep it for legitimate pain purposes. If as a highly paid professional athlete you cannot handle the pain, then get out. Your pay is your reward, not a fist full of hydrocodone. Man up!!!Let the cancer patients have their meds you wimps!!!We need to keep our kids off this stuff, it like alcohol addiction ruins lives!!!

1289 days ago

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