Chargers safety, former Redondo star Ellison suspected of having 10...

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San Diego Chargers strong safety Kevin Ellison. San Diego Chargers strong safety Kevin Ellison was arrested in Redondo Beach on Monday when police found 100 Vicodin tablets in his car.

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First of all, what a BS arrest this is.

Secondly, what an idiot this guy is to consent to a search. He deserves whats coming to him
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This article represents very serious ignorance and/or bias, on the part of the statement made by Redondo Beach police Sgt. Peter Grimm, and the overall subject of pain management and medication. The statement by Grimm, "No doctor would give you a prescription for 100 of these things. It's a controlled substance," is absolutely and categorically false. Moreso, the "spin" or inference that statement implies is completely wrong and damaging to ethical doctors and their patients who legitimately need pain meds. For the "normal" chronic pain patient, 90 - 120 vicodins (or equivalent generic) is the standard monthly prescription. THese patients take these medications ONLY AS PRESCRIBED - there are thousands of people who truely NEED these medications, and in NO WAY abuse it. Articles such as this one imply that possesion of such medication is criminal and abusive - and absolutely abuse for recreational purposes happens - BUT for a 6'1" Professional FootBall player, with documented SERIOUS chronic pain related injuries, for the police to "represent" this as a Crime is flat out WRONG! And for this newspaper to "spin" and present this story in a way which implies "wrong-doing" is also WRONG! Please, PLEASE use some measure of BALANCED reporting your news.
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Rich wrote:
This article represents very serious ignorance and/or bias, on the part of the statement made by Redondo Beach police Sgt. Peter Grimm, and the overall subject of pain management and medication. The statement by Grimm, "No doctor would give you a prescription for 100 of these things. It's a controlled substance," is absolutely and categorically false. Moreso, the "spin" or inference that statement implies is completely wrong and damaging to ethical doctors and their patients who legitimately need pain meds. For the "normal" chronic pain patient, 90 - 120 vicodins (or equivalent generic) is the standard monthly prescription. THese patients take these medications ONLY AS PRESCRIBED - there are thousands of people who truely NEED these medications, and in NO WAY abuse it. Articles such as this one imply that possesion of such medication is criminal and abusive - and absolutely abuse for recreational purposes happens - BUT for a 6'1" Professional FootBall player, with documented SERIOUS chronic pain related injuries, for the police to "represent" this as a Crime is flat out WRONG! And for this newspaper to "spin" and present this story in a way which implies "wrong-doing" is also WRONG! Please, PLEASE use some measure of BALANCED reporting your news.
You are both incredibly wrong. It is in fact a very good arrest, especially if he does NOT have a prescription for the medication. The law indicates that if you have been prescribed medication of this sort, you must have the prescription with you if you have the pills with you. Sorry, but it is an actual crime, and this type of pain medication is COMMONLY misused by many people, using more as a narcotic than a pain medication for an actual injury.
You both apparently have some bias or a giant chip on your shoulder judging from your comments. Rich, you have NO idea what prescriptions he has been given, you have no idea if he can legally possess these pills, yet you jump at the chance to say something negative about the officer. Interesting. I guess not being there and not being involved in the incident, you just don't care about little things called facts.....just make up what ever fits your agenda. The law is there in the Penal Code in black and white.....all you have to do is crack a book and actually read it.
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"No doctor would give you a prescription for 100 of these things. It's a controlled substance," Grimm said.

NOT TRUE. people with chronic severe pain, one pill every eight hours is technically three a day, roughly a 30 day supply. even if you stretch it to two a day, that is a 45 supply.
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Actually I believe the law is in the health and safety code but I could be wrong as I often am. I think what Rich was commenting on is that the police officers statement wasnt that this individual didnt have a prescription but that he stated that no doctor would prescribe that amount of pills. I think we dont have all the information on this. I seriously doubt he had a prescription for those pills but we dont know for sure. Again, I think Rich took exception to the comment in the article.
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the dude is a football player. a game of pain and injury. and so he has pain killers. wooopdeeedooo.
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I have been getting 90 count vicodin prescriptions for years. I have chronic pain, from mild to severe.

Sometimes I am lucky and can go for periods without taking pain pills but thank god I have them, and have an adequate supply to treat the pain.

My doctor (ethical, understanding and compassionate) monitors me and my prescriptions, plus the pharmacy will not refill them early, the prescription is one pain pill every eight hours OR as needed which is a new supply every 30 days.

Sometimes I have stretched it out to a new prescription every 50 or so, but there have been plenty of times I have had to get a new one every 30 days.

Or I can just take my chances with four neck and back surgeries, or more, with no promise that things will get better. I have had surgeries and they do not always work, and can actually make things worse.

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He must have been much more focused on football than Civics back at Redondo High, or he would know to NEVER consent to a police search without a warrant.
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But if you don't consent to the search can the cops bring in a K9 unit.If the dog gets a hit, Don't they now have probable cause to search. Maybe someone with a law background can inform us.
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First off contrary to popular rumor. He Didnt Get Them From Me! This young man graduated from Redondo mid-way thru his senior year and enrolled at USC taking classes and participating in spring drills when his Redondo classmates were still in H.S. He should have had a Rx with him or on the bottle. Big Deal. Pay the speeding ticket Kevin. Move along folks nothing to see here.
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First off, what a job this whole scenario and article is. Nowhere in the article does it say he did or didn't have a prescription. I hope he did and just didn't have it on him. Of course, we ALL carry our prescriptions with us wherever we go, right? What a joke RB PD has made this. Grimm, you are looking like such a moron right about now. I have about 50 vicodin in my car right now and by golly, my prescription is at home. "No doctor would give you a prescription for 100 of these things. Its a controlled substance". You are correct here moron, he had 100, not 1000. I take 3 a day and Grimm, that equals 90. Go ahead, arrest me.....Oh yeah, MORON!!!!
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There's a reason it's called ARE YOU HIGH?
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A football player needing pain pills is not a story.

A football player surviving without injury, that would be a story!
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He`s a Charger,he suffers from chronic choking.
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Speeding around your old High School with a pocket full of pills...what a cool dude. Nothing good was going to come of that and guess what, nothing did.
What a looser......
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Umm. WHAT? "no doctor would give you 100 of these things..."

Are you a complete idiot, or just don't take the time to speak before you think?

2 pills every 6 hours = 4 pills a day x 30 days = 120 pills.

Regardless of the 'Strength' of the pills, prescriptions are designed to last a patient FORTY-FIVE DAYS.

many doctors prescribe up to THREE-HUNDRED pills for such a period.

What a bunch of motards.
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The Cops obviously acted stupidly.
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R U HIGH wrote:
There's a reason it's called ARE YOU HIGH?
I take Vicodin for pain as needed & it has never made me high!!
The officer never stated that he was high or under the influence only SPEEDING Passed the posted speed limit!!!
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Come on RB PD this is plain stupid!! If he were a white man crusing Redondo in a business suit, speeding in a school zone, would you have ever even asked to search his car and that is after MAYBE writing him a ticket?? BY the comments no one supports this except the cop that says he was there that is using the name Dear Rich and Greg..
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for all we know he could've been going 30 mph in a 25 mph school zone, thats still classified as speeding, don't make it out to be like he was going 80mph in a school zone

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