​Redblacks WR Greg Ellingson charged with failing to give a breath sample

The Ottawa Redblacks say wide receiver Greg Ellingson was charged with failing to provide a breath sample Friday morning.

Greg Ellingson will not participate in team activities until further notice

Ottawa Redblacks say their receiver Greg Ellingson is charged with failing to provide a breath sample on Nov. 30, 2018. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Ottawa Redblacks wide receiver Greg Ellingson has been charged with failing to provide a breath sample. 

Ottawa police said the athlete was arrested at 2:37 a.m. Friday near Kirkwood and Carling avenues while officers were conducting a RIDE program.

Ellingson will not be participating in team activities until further notice, the CFL team said in a press release.

The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group and the Ottawa Redblacks said they are looking into the incident.

The 29-year-old from Florida just finished his fourth season in Ottawa with a loss in Sunday's Grey Cup.

He was named a league all-star in 2017.