Packers Daily Links: Jolly Remains In Jail

Johnny Jolly's trial has been postponed until at least Wednesday. That and more in today's Daily Links...

After having been recently arrested, Packers suspended defensive end Johnny Jolly will remain in jail until at least Wednesday reports the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "A Harris County judge on Monday rejected Jolly’s request for bond in the case, which means he’ll remain in jail, a court spokeswoman said," according to the article. His trial has been postponed until Wednesday. And if his last case served any lesson, we can expect many more postponements in the future.

In other legal matters, the two women involved in the Brandon Underwood case last year in Lake Delton, Wis. have been charged with prostitution. "The two are Kesha Cureton and Tynecha Lipsco," reports Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Both were charged earlier this month in Sauk County in connection with an incident in June 2010 at the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort in the Wisconsin Dells area." Underwood plead no contest to charges of prostitution earlier this month and was fined $379.

With the NFL lockout in place, head coach Mike McCarthy's famed quarterback school isn't taking place this offseason. "Most players weren't scheduled to return for the Packers' offseason program until next month, but absent a lockout, quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Graham Harrell would have been in a Lambeau Field classroom for the past three weeks. (McCarthy said he isn't sure if he would have asked starter Aaron Rodgers to attend every session.)," writes Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. "Among other things, the quarterback school would have given Harrell the opportunity to develop and demonstrate enough progress to secure the No. 2 job if the Packers got a strong trade offer for Flynn, another product of the program." The article does a good job investigating the origins of the quarterback school and sheds some light on the process never reported before.

On the lighter side, Mike McCarthy hasn't responded to a lot of Super Bowl congratulatory text messages left to his phone, though he places the blame on his two-year-old daughter. “She’s 2 years old, and she’s always grabbing everybody’s phone,” McCarthy told Rob Demovsky of the Press-Gazette. “I don’t know how many text messages I got but I tried to save them because you want to respond to all of them, but she was playing with my phone and ended up deleting about 90 percent of the texts I had. There’s probably a number of people out there thinking, ‘Why didn’t this guy respond to me?’ That’s the beauty of having a 2 year old.”

The Packers worked out a University of Houston defensive tackle as a fullback at his pro day workout yesterday. "Matangi Tonga had a strong Pro Day workout today as he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.72 and 4.81 seconds and bench pressed 225 pounds 29 times, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation," writes Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Matangi's brother Manese currently plays fullback for the Oakland Raiders.

In a follow-up to previous West Virginia pro day reports, it was learned that the Packers are looking at Robert Sands as a defensive back. "The Eagles and Packers ran him through safety drills, while the Bears ran him through linebacker drills," writes Caleb Wygal of The Smoking Musket. "It was noted that he looked stiff in the drills, but his athleticism did stand out in the receiving drills showing the quick feet and speed that NFL teams love." The article also mentions the Packers are "showing interest" in running back Noel Devine. What exactly showing interest means is up for debate.

Acme Packing Company picked up on news that, even in a lockout, team doctors can have contact with players and tied it to the Packers. "Players can meet with team doctors away [from the team facility], and the doctors can provide an update to the trainers," writes Brandon Benson.

Continuing coverage of the fake Facebook accounts of Packers players, Alex Tallitsch of Packers Lounge provides a screen shot of activity coming from "Pat Lee."

Kevin Seifert provides some background information on compensatory draft choices in the NFL, and uses the Packers as an example.

The Packers' official website lists the Top 10 tight ends in franchise history.

Video analysis on the impact of tight end Jermichael Finley is done by Daniel Kowalsky of the Pick 6 blog.

Four retired players are suing the NFL on the lockout issue.

More on Johnny Jolly and how his situation impacts the Packers comes from Michael Davidsen of Green Bay Packer Nation.

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Bearmeat's picture

March 29, 2011 at 08:19 am

I think Jolly's case was postponed so much last time because he wasn't in jail. Now that he is, I doubt it'll be postponed much more than it already is. Not that it matters anyway. Dude's going to jail for 20 years and he deserves to. Idiot. His NFL career is over.

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sammer's picture

March 29, 2011 at 08:31 am

Maybe I'm a bleeding heart, but I'm going to go with "addict" rather than (or maybe in addition to) "idiot." He's a grown up and he made his own bed, but it sure seems like he's got issues that go beyond bad judgment or being a knucklehead.

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MarkinMadison's picture

March 29, 2011 at 10:30 am

With the quantities Jolly was allegedly carrying, I'm not thinking, "addict," I'm thinking, "dealer." I doubt that he's looking at 20 years; just my gut. On the bright side, since he's sitting in jail now, he'll accumulate "time served."

I think that BC meant to say that Underwood pled no contest to soliciting a prostitute, not to prostitution. So many crude jokes are possible here. Fill in your own.

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redlights's picture

March 29, 2011 at 11:19 am

+1 on your Jolly comment. 30 MILLI-grams is a dose; 600 grams (600,000 milli-grams) is dealing, wholesaling, cornering the market, etc.

Hope you're a good packer in jail, bud.

Underwood, yeah, don't get me started.

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PackersRS's picture

March 29, 2011 at 01:03 pm

Doesn't the body becomes more resistant to drugs after constant use? And doesn't Jolly weight something like 350 pounds?

Maybe Jolly is some kind of superresistant codeine user, and that was his weekly or so stash, that he happens to keep in his car.

Anyways, I take this is only semantics, as for the law (not familiar with US law) usually attributes x quantity as dealing, regardless of the real purpose.

Just trying to look at this in Jolly's defense.

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sammer's picture

March 29, 2011 at 02:21 pm

Yeah, I take your point... if he's dealing at this point, it's probably because he's broke and stupid.

It's a shame - I'll never forget Jolly's pick of Cutler in '09. Which fat guy will intercept a Bears QB next year? I've got Green in the pool.

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jeremy's picture

March 29, 2011 at 02:28 pm

Since the average time served for murder with a previous non-person felony is about 11 to 12 years I don't think Jolly will be doing anything close to 20.

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Norman's picture

March 29, 2011 at 09:15 am

"The Packers worked out a University of Houston defensive tackle as a fullback at his pro day workout yesterday."

Yes Ted, continue to corner the market on Fullbacks!!!!

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Birdman's picture

March 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

Come on Norman - give Ted a break. The guy has assembled a Super Bowl winning roster under an onslaught of criticism from "fans" like you who know nothing about evaluating personnel. You probably still think Rodgers is a bust.

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Brian Carriveau's picture

March 29, 2011 at 10:36 am

Don't forget that the Packers currently only have one fullback under contract. They're just doing their due diligence.

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ZeroTolerance's picture

March 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

Plus BJ.

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Norman's picture

March 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Relax Birdman, I'm only joking. There's kind of a running joke on this site on TT's love of fullbacks.

I'm as big of a TT fan as there is. Anyone who sticks to their guns when the more vocal elements of the public (who are typically the most ill-informed) are most critical is okay in my book. That's also why I love Scott Walker! (no joking there)

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Point Packer's picture

March 31, 2011 at 12:06 am

Ted Thompson never targetted working families. Calling out a nut ball who is currently using "budget crisus the sky is falling" rhetoric to move foward an ideological agenda is so similar to the criticism Ted Thompson recieved during the Favre debacle. Give me a break. Recall. Anyone who believes that cutting collective bargaining will have any direct affect on the budget crisus is ill informed. Recall.

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PackerAaron's picture

March 31, 2011 at 09:04 am

Lets keep politics out of it guys. Thanks.

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PackersRS's picture

March 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

I believe doctors can only have contact with players who are rehabilitating from football-relating injuries.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/28/brady-case-discloses-har...

Item 10.

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PkrNboro's picture

March 29, 2011 at 02:09 pm

thanks for the link.

I thought I had heard that injured players would NOT be allowed to rehab -- maybe that was at team facilities...

(is anybody else tired of all this crap? I want to get back to *my* personnel decisions, coaching, beer-drinking, etc...)

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PackersRS's picture

March 29, 2011 at 02:47 pm

Can't stand it anymore. It doesn't help one bit that both parties act like children fighting.

Guess that $1BI does bring the most infantile in everyone.

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