Ellis puts prison time behind him

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Kenrick Ellis remembers the sound of the metal prison doors clanking shut behind him.

The New York Jets' defensive lineman says that ''was the scariest moment ever.'' Ellis was released last month after spending 23 days in prison for an assault and battery charge stemming from a 2010 fight while attending college in Virginia. He has 22 more days to serve after the NFL season ends, but Ellis is focused on trying to be a big part of Rex Ryan's defense.

Ellis says he passed the time by reading books. There was also the day when he was told he had visitors, and saw Jets owner Woody Johnson and general manager Mike Tannenbaum sitting there waiting for him.

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