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Johnny Jolly

Johnny Jolly - #97 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 320 lbs.
Birthday 02/21/1983
Birthplace Houston, TX
College Texas A&M
Years played 5
Drafted 2006, 6th round, 14th pick by Packers

Ex-Packers DL Jolly given parole

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Ex-Packers DL Johnny Jolly has been granted an early release from a Texas jail, just six months into his six-year prison sentence for possession of illegal drugs.

Suspended Packer Jolly receives six-year jail sentence

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Suspended Packers DL Johnny Jolly has been sentenced to six years in prison for violating the terms of his probation on a drug charge.

Suspended DL Jolly arrested again

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Suspended NFL DL Johnny Jolly was arrested over the weekend in Houston for possessing narcotics and tampering with evidence.

Jolly avoids jail time

Posted April 21, 2011 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Suspended DE Johnny Jolly will serve probation but not jail time for his 2008 arrest on drug posession.

Packers' Jolly denied bond following arrest

Posted March 30, 2011 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Packers DT Johnny Jolly was denied bond by a judge in Houston on Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Report: Jolly arrested again for possession

Posted March 25, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Packers DE Johnny Jolly is in trouble with the law again. Jolly was arrested in Houston early Friday for possession, reported Houston's CBS affiliate.

Packers DE Jolly applying for reinstatement

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
Packers DE Johnny Jolly, who was suspended for the 2010 season, has applied for reinstatement, his agent told the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Packers are equipped to overcome Jolly's exit

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Even though Johnny Jolly was a key cog in the league’s top-ranked run defense, we’re told the Packers are confident they have what it takes to overcome his indefinite suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Packers DE Jolly suspended indefinitely

Posted July 16, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The Packers’ highly regarded defense suffered a potentially major blow Friday with the news that the NFL has suspended fifth-year DE Johnny Jolly indefinitely without pay.

Packers RFA Jolly signs tender before deadline

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Packers restricted free-agent DE Johnny Jolly signed his tender just before the deadline, according to Jolly’s agent, Brian Overstreet.

Jolly could be on the ropes with Packers

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Packers’ decision to name 2009 first-rounder B.J. Raji and recently re-signed Ryan Pickett as the new starters at nose tackle and left end, respectively, might be in great part due to the shaky status of ’09 starting DLE ...


Posted Oct. 03, 2011
Suspended Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly has been arrested and charged with drug possession and tampering with evidence. Jolly remained in the Harris County jail Monday after being charged Saturday with possession of a compound containing codeine. Records show he also was charged with attempting to conceal the substance from investigators.||||||| Jolly received probation in April after pleading guilty to a 2008 charge of possessing codeine. The deal allowed a similar charge from March to be dropped. He was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in July 2010 and did not play for the Packers during their Super Bowl-winning season.
Posted April 21, 2011
A judge sentenced Jolly to probation Thursday after he pleaded guilty to a 2008 drug possession charge in Houston in a plea deal with prosecutors.||||||| Jolly was accused of possessing at least 200 grams of codeine, a controlled substance, after being arrested outside a Houston club three years ago. He was charged again earlier this year with possession of codeine, but that count was dropped. As part of his sentence, Jolly will receive drug treatment at a facility in Houston run by former NBA player and coach John Lucas. He had faced up to 20 years in prison.
Posted March 30, 2011
A judge has denied bond for Jolly after his latest arrest on a drug charge in Houston. Jolly did not appear in court during a brief hearing on Wednesday. His next hearing is set for April 20. Jolly was charged with possession of a controlled substance after being arrested early Friday morning.||||||| Police say officers found a bottle containing 600 grams of codeine and another containing an unidentified substance under the front seats of Jolly's car. Carl Moore, Jolly's attorney, says his client is innocent. Jolly was suspended by the NFL without pay for all of last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy related to a separate 2008 drug arrest in which officers said he also had codeine.
Posted March 25, 2011
Jolly has been arrested on another drug charge in Houston.||||||| Houston police spokesman Victor Senties said Jolly was pulled over about 12:45 a.m. Friday. Senties said officers discovered a bottle containing 600 grams of codeine under the passenger's seat and another bottle with an unidentified substance in the driver's side door. Jolly was suspended by the NFL without pay for all of last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The ban stemmed from a separate drug arrest.
Posted Aug. 03, 2010
Jolly has made a deal with prosecutors that could result in the dismissal of a 2008 felony drug charge.||||||| Jolly was given pretrial diversion, a form of probation, during a court hearing Tuesday. The charge will be dismissed in a year if Jolly stays out of trouble and completes other terms of the agreement, including speaking to children and others about the dangers of drug use. Jolly was charged with having at least 200 grams of codeine after being arrested July 2008. In June, the NFL suspended Jolly without pay for the upcoming season and perhaps beyond.