Kevin Ellison, a former USC Trojan and San Diego Chargers draft pick, is currently playing arena football with the Spokane Shock. Early Thursday morning Ellison set his bed on fire in his apartment and now he’s facing federal arson charges. The Spokesman-Review has the details.
A federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives contacted Shock general manager Ryan Rigmaiden, who said Ellison told him he started the fire with a marijuana blunt at the advice of God, according to court documents.
Ellison lives with teammate Chris Tucker who was awakened by the smoke detectors. Tucker tried to get Ellison to leave before going to warn neighbors.
He told investigators he knocked on Ellison’s door and Ellison said “I’m good” but did not open the door.
Eventually, Ellison escaped the fire by jumping out his third story window. As of Thursday, he was still in federal custody.
[The Spokesman-Review, US PRESSWIRE]