When Kevin Ellison jumped from his burning third-floor apartment Thursday, he told police he ignited the fire with a marijuana blunt on God's orders.
No injuries were reported, but the fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damages.
Firefighters were en route to a separate blaze when they noticed flames pouring out of Ellison's pad in Liberty Lake, Wash. Police evacuated the building, and Ellison was shipped to a local hospital, where he shared his narrative with authorities. Ellison later told the same story to Shock general manager Ryan Rigmaiden.
Ellison's roommate, Shock teammate Chris Tucker, told investigators he was rattled from sleep by the sound of smoke detectors and went to check on Ellison, who refused to open his door. Ellison simply told Tucker, "I'm good."
Ellison, 25, now faces a federal arson charge and has been suspended by the AFL.
"I think the investigation needs to play out, but if he truly did this, he's never coming back," Shock majority owner Brady Nelson said.