Ellis' attorney, Tim Clancy, told the Post that a Hampton, Va., court has granted an issue to split Ellis' 45-day sentence for an assault and battery charge for an incident in 2010 for which Ellis entered an Alford guilty plea last month.
Rather than serve his 45 days at once, Ellis will begin his sentence Friday night and be released on June 9. He will have to return to jail on March 1, 2013 to finish the remainder of his sentence.
Ellis has been granted permission to participate in a work release program that will allow him to work out at Hampton University throughout his sentence.
The Jets' training camp begins on July 26 at SUNY Cortland.
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