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Jolly Arrested And Charged With Felony Drug Possession

Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly was arrested and charged with felony drug possession early Friday morning in Houston, CBS Houston reports. Jolly was stopped for a traffic violation at 12:45am, during the stop, officers discovered 600 grams of codeine, which constitutes a felony possession charge. In 2010, Jolly was suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy after facing felony drug possession charges stemming from an arrest in Houston in July of 2008.

Jolly was facing up to 20 years in prison, but agreed to a plea deal on those charges last August, avoiding jail time by entering pretrial diversion that would result in the charges being dismissed if he stayed out of trouble for the next year. Jolly became eligible to apply for reinstatement following Super Bowl XLV, that reinstatement appears highly unlikely to occur anytime soon in the wake of Jolly’s latest arrest for drug possession charges, which could result in jail time for the former sixth-round pick out of Texas A&M.


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