Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes and Steve Smith have all missed games this year after their head coaches deemed it necessary to send a message to the players in question and to their respective teams regarding their behavior, for various reasons.
Mike McCarthy should send a similar message to his team in general and Johnny Jolly in particular by suspending him for Sunday's game against the Titans after his indictment by a grand jury for felony drug possession. Yes, he has not been found guilty of any crime, but McCarthy needs the team and league to know that even being tangentially involved in this scenario is completely unacceptable to both him and the organization. It would be an especially strong message this week as Jolly would be a major part of any defensive effort against the powerful running game of the Titans. McCarthy's willingness to sit a key contributor would speak volumes.
These are the Green Bay Packers. We don't ask them to be angels. We do ask them to be good citizens and represent the Packers for the few years of their lives they are under contract to the greatest team in professional sports. By putting himself in this position, Jolly has shown he cares far more about himself and his life away from football than he does about his coaches, his teammates or the fans.
Do the right think, Mike. Sit him down.
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