|Jolly spent only six months of his six-year sentence in prison. (US Presswire)|
Jolly, 29, had been given multiple second chances, but after a number of arrests, he was sentenced to prison, most likely putting an end to his NFL career (he started 39 games for Green Bay from 2007-09).
But as KTRK-TV, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports, a Houston judge has released Jolly from jail after only six months and sentenced him to 10 years of "shock" probation.
According to the TV station, Jolly applied for the shock probation -- which allows for some first-time convicts to be released from prison early “after experiencing the shock or trauma of being in jail” -- and the judge granted it.
Despite three arrests in three years, Jolly maintains that he's not a criminal but instead an addict.
Aside from this release, Jolly was given 200 hours of community service and fined $500. He remains suspended indefinitely from the NFL.
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