Police: 100 Vicodin pills in Ellison's car

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- San Diego Chargers safety Kevin Ellison has been arrested in Redondo Beach on suspicion of
possessing a controlled substance.

Police say the 23-year-old was arrested Monday afternoon after
he was stopped for speeding in a school zone near his former high

Sgt. Peter Grimm says a search of Ellison's vehicle turned up
100 pills of Vicodin, which is a controlled substance. He was
booked and released on $10,000 bail.

Grimm says Ellison didn't have a prescription and even if he
did, it was an unusually large amount of pills for a pharmacist to

"It's disappointing to hear about the issue involving Kevin Ellison," Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said in a statement released Tuesday. "We'll continue to monitor the situation and let the legal process run its course."

Ellison played four seasons for USC and started
nine games as a rookie for the Chargers in 2009. His older brother
Keith is a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.