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Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Posted on: November 17, 2011 3:37 pm
Edited on: November 18, 2011 5:56 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly -- currently suspended indefinitely by the NFL -- received a six-year prison sentence for violation of his probation on Thursday.

Jolly was charged with possession of codeine in October (in addition to tampering with evidence) -- the third drug arrest for Jolly in three years. His most recent arrest violated the parole that spared Jolly jail time stemming from a charge in April.

The defensive lineman has been featured in numerous media interviews leading up to his verdict, in which he essentially filed an emotional public plea for another chance.

However Jolly, drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Packers, has apparently run out of chances, at least for now. This is his final season under contract with the Packers and given his recent run of arrests, he may find it difficult to secure an early release from prison.

Jolly started 48 games for the Packers, including all 16 in 2008 and 2009, and recorded 77 tackles, two sacks, one interception and 17 pass deflections. He is eligible for parole after 14 months of his current sentence.

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Comments

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Hate to say it, but the anti Codine law reeks of racism, the same way that mandatory sentencing for crack is 10X more harsh than powdered cocaine.

This poor guy is a substance abuser, not a menace to society.





Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

These people forget that it is a privledge to play professional sports for a living.  They don't realize how lucky they are.  Hopefully he get the help he needs.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Whelp, thats what you get

What are you having puppies? LOL!!!!



Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Whelp, thats what you get . Hope you get the help you need in prison .



Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

what a class act right here...he will do the 14 months and get released, then signed by another team.  Makes me sick to my stomach!


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