Tuesday Dec. 23, 2008
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets defensive end Shaun
Ellis has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for throwing snow at fans
following the team's loss at Seattle on Sunday.
Several fans threw snowballs at New York players and staff as they walked off the field after the Seahawks' 13-3 victory. Ellis then walked over to a pile of snow, picked up a large chunk and tossed it into the stands at Qwest Field, appearing to hit at least a few fans. No one was believed to have been injured. Ellis said Tuesday: "It was all in fun."
It's the latest troublesome incident involving Ellis, who was arrested for speeding and marijuana possession last month and could face a suspension next season under the league's substance-abuse policy.
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