Turner says he didn't want the distraction of having to talk about Ellison's arrest.
Police in Redondo Beach said Ellison was arrested Monday afternoon after he was stopped for speeding in a school zone near his former high school. Sgt. Peter Grimm says a search of Ellison's vehicle turned up 100 pills of Vicodin, which is a controlled substance. He was booked and released on $10,000 bail.
Ellison, who played at USC, started nine games at strong safety as a rookie in 2009.
Also missing was star tight end Antonio Gates, who was being examined by a foot specialist in North Carolina.