Star receiver Greg Ellingson fined by CFL for failing to provide breath sample charge

Following a review, former Ottawa Redblacks turned Edmonton Eskimos receiver Greg Ellingson has been fined an undisclosed amount for his role in an incident that occurred last December.

Ellingson was charged with failing to provide an adequate breath sample into a roadside screening device on Friday, November 30, 2018. He has plead not guilty to the charge.

At the time Ottawa suspended Ellingson from team activities. The team issued a statement on Saturday, December 1 last year:

“The Ottawa REDBLACKS are aware that a charge of failing to provide a breath sample into a roadside screening device was laid against Greg Ellingson on Friday morning. The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group and the REDBLACKS will continue to collect information in this case. In the interim, Ellingson will not be participating in team activities. Because this is a personal legal matter, the REDBLACKS will have no further comment on this specific case at this time.”

The 30-year-old was coming off his fourth straight 1,000-yard season with the Redblacks after registering 91 catches for 1,086 yards and five touchdowns. He was also a high-profile face in the community since joining the team for its inaugural season in 2014.

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