Former Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly has been released from a Texas jail after a judge granted Jolly "shock probation" for the next 10 years, according to ABC 13 News in Houston (KTRK).
Jolly was in prison on a six-year sentence after multiple arrests relating to his addiction to the drug codeine.
According to KTRK, shock probation "allows for certain convicts to be released early on probation after experiencing the shock or trauma of being in jail." Only first-time offenders are eligible.
Now, instead of serving the rest of his six-year sentence, Jolly will be on probation for 10 years and also serve 200 hours of community service.
Jolly contended that he was not a threat to society but needed help outside of prison for his addiction to codeine.
"Once you get addicted to it, you're in the mindset where you don't think you going to get caught. or you don't feel like you're going to get in trouble," said Jolly. "And that's just the drug talking to you."
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