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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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Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:51 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

What an idiot. Cya!

Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:48 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

No  not really .As Jolly was on probation for an earlier conviction.One of the terms for probation is an agreement to violate no law. Hence the seemingly harsh sentence

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:41 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

As a Canadian, I'm not familiar with your legal system. Is this one of those 3 strikes things?

Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:36 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Serves him right!!  Its about time for somebody laid the law down especially after his 3rd damn offense.

Since: May 24, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:30 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Six years for that is a little ridiculous in my opinion.....especially when you compare it with some of the leniant sentences people get for violent crimes...just doesn"t add up in my book...


Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:27 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

CJPines... I am sure that the history of counter-suit cases WON on the premise of "They were bigger meanies to me than others breaking the law before me" is quite a short list.  But look at me questioning your message board "Esquire" title.

Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:13 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Cips with all do respect hes been given chance after chance im african american lets knock it off with the race card. maybe the Jail will be too full like lindsey lohan and hell be out in 2.

selling Drugs is a risky buisness and its against the law. and good old johnny broke it.


Since: Dec 26, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:08 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

If this is the same sentience that an average Joe...and I have that I need to add this but I do...white guy would get in the same courts under the same circumstances...then justice is done.

If this is a judge / DA / system 'making an example of someone'...then I hope Jolly sues them for more than he would ever have made playing football.

Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:54 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

what i have to say justs proves my point when you baby butts try to protect your Baby butt teams that screw up........ This guy is a complete idiot and deserves to sit longer than that. hes done........ see ya later druggie.

surfs upLaughing

Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:51 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

What a way for a guy in professional sports to lose valuable time in his career over COUGH SYRUP.  There is no way he should have gotten a six year sentence, period.  Anyone arguing in favor of such a stiff penalty for that is out of touch.  The guy should definitely be held accountable for his actons, but wouldn't incarceration in a medium security jail do just as well with a lesser sentence?  I am against drugs as a whole as they are the by-product of criminal activity that has a lot of violence associated with it, whether from the dealers of the users.  Wake up America, that "recreational" shiz you guys think is all fun and games has comsequences on the other end.   People die along the supply chain to get you your little plastic baggies that you so treasure.  They aren't calling it a drug war just for sensationalism sake.  Guys get gunned down every day trying to peddle their wares from the highest end to the lowest level dealers.  But for this guy it is ridiculous.  I would expect a teenager to be the person experimenting with concoctions derived from codeine syrup, not a grown 300-plus pound professional athlete.  He definitely needs all te help he can get.   Everyone should keep him in their prayers as this is something he can learn from and move on in his life.  He made an incredibly poor and stupid decision to risk his freedom over drugs like other millions throughout the world.  It is an epidemic that unfortunately swept him up.  He seems like  a genuinely nice guy that was looking for relief and he took the wrong route.  Everyone makes mistakes and he can easily find redemption.  At least he has taken the first step and acknowledged his problem and is trying to kick it.

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