The New York Jets’ third-round draft pick, Kenrick Ellis, who faces charges of felony assault in Virginia, will not go on trial until at least late November after receiving a continuance ahead of a planned court appearance that was set for Tuesday.
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The defense requested a continuance because Ellis retained a new attorney, The Star-Ledger reported Friday, citing Hampton Circuit Court records. The trial was moved to Nov. 28.
Ellis was arrested in April 2010 while at Hampton University. He was indicted in March on the charge of malicious wounding.
Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the 6’5", 345-pound nose tackle passed the team’s "rigorous background check" before he was drafted.