Jets’ Ellis to split Va jail sentence

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — New York Jets defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis will split his jail sentence for assault and battery stemming from a 2010 fight while attending college in Virginia, a move that will allow him to make training camp.

The Hampton Circuit Court clerk’s office says that, under an agreement with the court, Ellis is set to report to Hampton city jail Friday night and will remain in custody until July 9. He will then serve the remainder of his 45-day sentence beginning next March 1.

The Jets’ training camp begins July 26 in Cortland, N.Y.

Ellis pleaded guilty last month to assault and battery stemming from a 2010 fight while attending college at Hampton University.

The Jets selected him in the third round of the 2011 draft.