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By PFW staff

Suspended Packers DL Johnny Jolly has been sentenced to six years in prison for violating the terms of his probation on a drug charge. Judge Denise Bradley sentenced Jolly Thursday, despite his tearful plea for another chance.

In October, Jolly was charged with possession of a compound containing codeine and tampering with evidence on a traffic stop — a violation of the terms of his April probation that had kept Jolly out of jail. It was his third arrest on a drug charge in three years.

Jolly was suspended by the NFL indefinitely in July 2011. He did not play last season after starting for the Packers in 2008 and '09.

Houston television station KTRK reports that Jolly could be eligible for parole in 14 months. In four seasons with the Packers, the former sixth-round pick had 113 tackles and two sacks.

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