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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: May 2, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 10:17 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

A person has to want to get better, you cannot force them to try to improve their way of life.  If he really wanted to get help and admitted he needed help before all the other arrest he could have got them, especially with the talent he had.  I'm tired of the sports stars begging for forgiveness after they have been caught.  



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 10:13 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Yes your are right. Lets steal more money from the middle class in taxes and pay for idiots that make millions for rehab. Society should not have to pay for an individuals problems. No one helps me, but yet I feed the poor. I'm sick and tired of everyone expecting "Society" to cure the social ills of the world. How do the people expect society to help? Raising taxes that is the only way it has ever been done. I believe if someone earns money through working, that is money for that person, not to be dispersed to others. We all have our private issues. Then again the brilliant American people voted for change(Obama) how is that working out? Also this is the 3rd time this idiot has gotten busted. What should society do? Give hime 10 more chances? Maybe Sandusky can clense his system in prison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 



Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2011 10:06 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Can't the players learn the have first down second down and third down to get another play ? When chances or over, they have to punt. To force a fourth down risk him 6 years. Not too many people had a chance to play NFL and makes millions.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:50 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

B-O-O-H-O-O. F him and F his problems. So sick of seeing these guys who are paid millions of dollars to play sports we all played as kids, to have that level that most everyone dreams of, and still piss it away with dealing drugs/guns or whatever. If it's not this, they bitch about the average career only being a few years and "I gotta live the rest of my life on that money". Yeah, millions of dollars. Everyone in this country could have generations live on that money. Just because you make a few million a year doesn't mean you have to go out and live like your making $20/mil a year the rest of your life. Bling bling==idiot in bankruptcy. 



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:48 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Everyone knew about Jolly's drug problems.   He had them in college, that's why he was a 6th round draft choice.  He had 2nd round talent, but no one wanted to take the chance on him.  The Packers offered him all the help they could, but you can't force someone to change their life if they don't want to.  Jolly's story is a tragedy, but to blame Ted Thompson for this loser's problem is pretty lame.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Jolly...enjoy the top ramen and the two minute showers....what a dummy!  You can take the boy out of the......you know the rest.



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

It seems that many folks knew of Jolly's drug problem. But it also seems that nobody wanted either to help or to get involved.
How far as a society have we sunk, where we know a person is wrecking his health and career, yet we stand by, and all we do is lamblast the player for being weak.  It's so easy for those of us who don't understand what an addiction can do.
I'm a Packer fan, and I can tell you that Ted Thompson knew what was happening. How? Because before Jolly was caught, Ted had already drafted a couple of defensive linemen when they supposedly didn't have a need. If you are 6 deep playing the 3/4, there would be no need to draft linemen unless you knew what was going on. Ted, you are the General Manager, if you knew something was wrong, why didn't you get him the help he needed. I'll tell you why. Because it is easier to get new players, than it is to go through the process of trying to help a drug dependent player.
What does that say about us as a people.



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

its ture other criminals other then violent criminals should be allowed out patient programs and to be verseen by a parol or a probation officer and thats exactly what happened to jolly. the reason he is going back to jail is because he was already on probation and got caught again.
 



Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

So basically what i am getting out of this is you are making excuses for a three time offender (not even counting what wasnt reported) because his crime doesnt compare to others crimes? Bottom line he is a dumb arse for not learning the first or second time, definition of Probation is an alternative to incarceration. He obviously didnt take it seriously and he will pay the ultimate price he probably will only serve 2 years if that based on jail credit, early release programs, etc...etc.



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Vick gets 2 years for killing dogs and Jolly gets six because he has a drug problem? Doesn't seem fair to me.


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