Tag:Kevin Ellison
Posted on: January 14, 2011 11:15 am
Edited on: January 14, 2011 11:16 am

Hot Routes 1.14.11: Breaking down Lynch

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • The Seattle Times breaks down Marshawn Lynch’s now-famous 67-yard TD run vs. the Saints. All eleven Seahawks who were on the field for that play were interviewed for this story. Good stuff if you like to know the inside scoop of what was happening during a specific play.
  • Speaking of Fox, at least one of his former players in Carolina said the Broncos will love their new head coach.
  • Fox Sports’ Adam Caplan breaks down where Cam Newton will go in the 2011 NFL Draft.
  • Terrell Suggs resumed his regular Tom Brady bashing on Sirius Mad Dog Radio Thursday. Of Brady’s three Super Bowl rings Suggs said, “He’s got the tuck rule incident and you got the videotaping of other teams’ practices. It’s like “Oh, OK what’s going on here?’"
  • NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora reports that former Bills coach Dick Jauron will get a look at becoming Pat Shurmur’s defensive coordinator in Cleveland.
  • The drug charges against former Chargers safety Kevin Ellison have been dropped, and now he’s hoping he can return to the NFL and “show teams who I am again.” Apparently, he’s NOT the kind of guy who walks around with 100 Vicodin pills in his pocket without a prescription.

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Posted on: July 14, 2010 7:50 pm

Chargers team doc investigated

More news involving the Chargers team doctor.

We first detailed the tribulations of Dr. David Chao in this post late last month. Today, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports federal drug enforcement agents raided Chao’s office two weeks ago, “because they had learned he apparently had written at least 108 drug prescriptions to himself since June 10, 2008, which violates controlled substance regulations.”

The good news for Chao? Jim Godes, Chao’s attorney, said the case as it pertains to Chao is closed.

The reason the DEA raided Chao’s office was due, in part, to former safety Kevin Ellison’s arrest when police found him with 100 illegal-obtained Vicodin pills. The DEA then investigated and determined Chao had written the 108 prescriptions to himself.

From the story:

The idea was “to identify controlled substances purchases and prescription activity by physicians associated with San Diego’s professional sports teams.”

The review found that from June 10, 2008 to June 10, 2010, one of Chao’s registration numbers had 65 controlled substance prescriptions issued in the patient name “David J. Chao M.D.” Another registration number issued to Chao had 43 in the same patient name. A third registration number had 50 in Chao's name.

“Because Dr. Chao is not a patient, my training and experience lead me to suspect that David J. Chao, M.D., has possibly self-prescribed or possibly used prescriptions to obtain controlled substances for office dispensing to patients, violating at least one of the these regulations which, as a registrant, he is required to obey,” DEA investigator Brenda Catano wrote in the affidavit.

This isn’t the first time Chao has been called into question.

In 2002, Chao was issued a $1,000 citation by the state medical board for failure to maintain adequate and accurate medical records. The charge stemmed from allegations Chao had unlawfully written narcotics prescriptions for former Chargers doctor Gary Losse, whose alleged addiction to such narcotics led to his being dropped by the Chargers in 1998, according to court records.

He has been dogged by other legal problems in recent years, having been sued 20 times since 1998 in San Diego Superior Court for medical malpractice, negligence, personal injury or fraud. At least five of those suits have been settled with undisclosed payouts to plaintiffs. Such settlements are not considered admissions of liability. In 2002, Abby Joyce Rueckert was awarded a $460,000 verdict by a jury after she sued Chao for severing an artery during surgery. Chao denied the accusations in court records.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 22, 2010 7:21 pm

Ellison could be a Seahawk

Kevin Ellison, released by the Chargers on Tuesday, didn’t have to wait long to find another job. On Tuesday, the Seahawks claimed the safety off waivers, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee .

If he plays for Seattle, Ellison would be reunited with Pete Carroll, his coach at USC. Ellison was arrested in May after police discovered he was carrying 100 pills of Vicodin without a subscription.

Even if he’s signed and makes the team, Ellison could have to sit out an NFL-mandated suspension.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 21, 2010 3:42 pm

Some Quick Hits For Monday

***Former Cowboy Leon Lett is coaching defensive tackles at the University of Monroe (LA). Dallasnews.com has an article on it.

***Really interesting piece by Jeff Duncan on Nola.com about how Saints GM Mickey Loomis had to decide who in the organization received a Super Bowl ring and who did not. Highly recommend reading the whole thing. Here's a clip: 

The Saints also rewarded selected players on the practice squad and injured reserve. For instance, Billy Miller and Mark Simoneau received rings. They stuck around all season, spent time in the locker room and in meetings and attended most of the games. Dan Campbell, who also was placed on injured reserve in the preseason and was rarely seen again, did not. That's fair.

The club also recognized veterans Deuce McAllister, John Carney and Mike McKenzie. In various ways, each played a role in the title, whether it was this past season or in previous years

***From the Tribune News Service: The brother of former NFL star William Perry says the "Fridge" has some hearing loss but is improving from a condition in which the body's immune system attacks nerves.

***Kevin Ellison got arrested for having in his possession more than 100 Vicodin pills a few weeks ago. It has cost the second-year safety his job. The Chargers released Ellison today. Kevin Acee from SignOnSanDiego.com has some good quick analysis.

--Andy Benoit

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