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Sunday, December 2, 2018

REDBLACKS’ ELLINGSON FACING CHARGE



OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The Ottawa REDBLACKS are aware that a charge of failing to provide a breath sample into a roadside screening device was laid against Greg Ellingson on Friday morning.

The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group and the REDBLACKS will continue to collect information in this case. In the interim, Ellingson will not be participating in team activities.

Because this is a personal legal matter, the REDBLACKS will have no further comment on this specific case at this time. 

(RedBlacks PR)

5 comments:

John Waynes Holster said...

Not even as big a deal as Duron Carter mj issues last year. Move on.

@mrt_man said...

IT BOGGLES THE MIND THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE DUMB ENOUGH TO GET CHARGED WITH NOT PROVIDING A SAMPLE... CAN'T THINK OF A QUICKER WAY TO KILL YOUR DEFENSE OPTIONS.

Brady Y said...

John Wayne that is a ridiculous statement. Impaired driving is a huge problem I don't care who it is Charleston Hughes we're Greg Ellingson. Drinking and driving kills people some jackass stupid enough to try to go through an airport with some weed is not got the potential to kill anyone. The two are apples and oranges I can't even believe you would try to downplay impaired driving in today's world.

fannotacoach said...

I made a dumb comment earlier, thanks Rod for not publishing it. I meant to question what the difference was between this and the Hughes episode and how it would be handled. Obviously not an in season issue so hard to sit him out. I know the Riders caught a lot of flak for the incident but it seemed to go away after the one game suspension.

Football Fan said...

@ Brady Y
I mostly completely agree with you. What Carter did - which was simple possession - wouldn't even be illegal right now. The one thing I'd like to point out is that while Hughes had care and control of the vehicle, and therefore technically covered by the same charge Ellingson is facing, he was not actually driving. He was parked by the side of the road. The law doesn't care about that - although maybe a judge will decide it's important - but morally there is a huge difference. Hughes obviously realized that he shouldn't be driving so he pulled off the road. You can't hurt anybody when you're parked by the side of the road.