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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: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:20 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

This is interesting because most are saying he should not get 6 years for this. As many noted this is his 3rd arrest in 3 years and he was on parole already so part of this is a violation sentence.

Some of you will not get this, but those with morals, community pride and a little intelligence will certainly understand my point below. Tongue out

Also others have stated things like why are we not paying for essential services like cops, fireman, ambulences and teachers instead of paying for him to be in jail. We are by putting him there.

My answer to this is; if someone sees this sentence and is on their 2 nd chance they will take it before the third. Saving the cost of that prosecution. If this person not being on drugs again and in the public keeps him from driving under the influence or robbing someone to get the drugs he wants then using this NFL player as an example and publisizing it was well worth it. And that's if it only hits home with 1 junky.

By putting this football playing junky behind bars finaly may have a lasting effect. Maybe not. But at least for the next 6 years they won't be wasting the cops time arresting him again and the prosecutors time prosecuting him, again next year and the next year and the next year.

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:16 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Amen to that Sombra, your couldnt of said it better.  An absolute joke.  Sandusky will probably get less time as well.

Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:16 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

LOL @ 1bigbearfan

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:14 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Your a moron, how stupid of a comment is that?  Yeah, they are all on codeine or are dealing it, they have so much time on their hands.  Im sure A Rodgers is probably the biggest dealer too.  SSSSSttuppp

Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:12 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

hmmmmm..let me see...vick gets 2-3 yrs..stallworth ..hit and run..leavig the scene and gets 30 days...this guy needs rehab....our country is a joke,period..

Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:11 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

Oh so this is how the packers won alot of their games last year and maybe this year too.  The whole team should be drug tested for this product.  Just saying.......they do all hang together......sorta like what the pigs do when one guy in the gang is a user they think the whole gang uses.  Suspend the whole greenbay team for association with drug users.  Thats what I say.

Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:11 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

To the people saying no way he should be in jail, he should be getting treatment maybe you don't know that he was placed in treatment after his 1st arrest. News flash "treatment" doesn't work for everyone. Next to people who say drug charges are nonviolent and shouldn't do jail time, wake up the drug trade is the most violent thing in the world yes there are people who have done worse things and are still playing pro sports but have you stopped to think maybe jail time is what some people need?  

Since: Mar 13, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:07 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

He needs treatment, not prison. Prosecute the supplies, not the users.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:04 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

For the masses, he didn't get 6 years for codeine alone.  It's for being his 3rd or 4th arrest in a short time span and violating his prohbation.  I'm not sure how it is everywhere else, but I do know there is a 3rd strike law that makes being arrested for similar serious crimes to carry a harsher extended sentence.  Codeine or not, it is still a serious crime to possess, use, or distribute it for very good reason.

Is it a harsh sentence?  Sure, should of been more like 1 year sentence with a chance for parole in 6 months.
I don't feel bad for the guy though.  He had a few chances to try and staighten up but he didn't. 

Since: Dec 29, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 5:56 pm

Johnny Jolly gets 6 years in prison

, I appreciate your thoughtful post, but I do have a question (respectfully asked).
I believe the story said this was his 3rd arrest in 3 years, and that he's going to jail for violating his parole terms -
At what point is the abuser responsible for his own actions and choices? I'm thinking millionaire football players
with two strikes already on them would have access to plenty of resources to help them if that's what they want ... again, to me it's still
a choice that you make. It appears he's had two other oppprtunities to fix his issues without going to jail, but
chose not was the court supposed to be able to determine he would straighten himself out this time, or the next, or the next?

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