Former San Diego Chargers defender and current Spokane Shock arena football player Kevin Ellison was arrested Thursday after jumping out of his third-floor apartment in the Spokane, Wash., area. The dwelling was on fire, a blaze that Ellison said he started with a marijuana cigar because “God told him to set the bed on fire.”
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before the fire spread, but two neighboring units sustained smoke damage, according to authorities.
The former USC player will have to face an arson charge in federal court, and he should have a hearing within the week to determine his next legal step.
According to Shock majority owner Brady Nelson, Ellison has been suspended by the league.