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Jolly Gets Six Years in Prison

Suspended Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly has been sentenced to six years in prison from a Houston court for violating terms of his probation on a drug charge.

According to the Associated Press:

Judge Denise Bradley sentenced the player Thursday despite his tearful plea for another chance.

Jolly was charged with possession of a compound containing codeine and tampering with evidence after a traffic stop in October. It was his third drug arrest in three years. The arrest violated the terms of probation Jolly received in April as part of a deal that wiped out a previous charge and spared him prison time.

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Wiscokid's picture

It seems like a relatively minor offense to have a career/life destroyed over. I hope he can rise above it and get his life back on track. It's a very sad thing.

NoWayJose's picture

Three arrests in three years...

On probation to avoid prison time, and makes the same mistake again...

According to other reports, failed the NFL drug test multiple times...

Caught over and over again, and just would not stop. Something deeply wrong with the man.

Jake's picture

Addiction is a sickness few people are able to completely cure.

redlights's picture

If your loved one's life was disrupted or ended because of a drug dealer, you wouldn't consider this a small offense.

ppabich's picture

If you are implying that Jolly was drug dealer, he most is likely not. He was never caught with enough codeine to be considered to have intent to sell.

redlights's picture

Um, no; the amount of codeine that he possessed was WAY more than medicinal purpose. He was the supply chain for purple drank. I call that dealing, or manufacturing.

It is too bad, but you could see it coming the last year that he played. I forget the exact situation, but he had a roughing penalty that probably should have been an ejection. I remember thinking at that moment that he was acting like he was back in the hood and what other "habits" was he onto.

ppabich's picture

600 grams is hardly enough to sell for a guy who uses every day.

JerseyCheese's picture

It's ashame. After watching the E:60 report, he should've gotten help a looong time ago. He said he was drinking that stuff DAILY. Wow! And to see the pictures of him crying and his mother crying after getting sentenced, that's tough. Hopefully this opens his eyes a bit and he turns his life around.

The crazy thing is -- he was becoming a good player for us, just on the brink of being a darn good player. But he let his habit get the best of him. Shame!

Boothie's picture

A sad situation for everyone. There are no winners here.

HeyYo's picture

Eligible for parole in 14 months. He is only 28. I hope someone gives him another opportunity and he takes advantage of it whether that be the NFL or the CFL.

joshywoshybigfatposhy's picture

if i recall correctly, the amount he had at one point was absurdly huge, and the police there were basically targeting him as much more than just a user, or even local dealer. It seemed like he was the guy from a crappy neighborhood who struck it rich in the NFL, and instead of coming back and starting charities and working with struggling local schools, decided it was better to flood his hometown with recreational painkiller nonsense.

just because i'm a white guy who grew up in the suburbs doesn't mean i have to feel sorry for this POS. good for the police who were able to finally shut him down, and too bad for jolly who was so thick-skulled that multiple arrests and constant surveillance wasn't enough of a wake-up call to him to cut it out and stop using the fruits of his talents and labors dig a deeper hole for his neighborhood, and for those who aren't so lucky as to have NFL contracts.

i have a lot of sympathy people who have to deal with personal addictions, or their loved ones. you don't get six years in prison for possession of a personal-use stash.

he doesn't deserve to wear a Packer uniform.

redlights's picture


I feel more sorry for Pacman Jones than Jolly.

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