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Green Bay Defensive Tackle's Drug Trial Postponed

Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly’s second-degree felony drug possession trial has been delayed again.
This marks the third time that Jolly’s case has been rescheduled.
According to Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jolly’s new court date is set for July 17 in Houston.
It wasn’t because Jolly’s lawyer requested a continuance, though.
Here’s why: Legal priorities, per a court official. 
“We have inmates that need to be tried first,” the court official told the Journal-Sentinel. “It was not a defense motion.”
Charged with allegedly possessing 200 to 400 grams of codeine, Jolly was arrested nearly a year ago last summer.
Jolly could be looking at least two years of imprisonment if he’s found guilty and a maximum of 20 years in jail.
Plus, he could face sanctions from the NFL under its substance-abuse policy.
According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Jolly is likely to be suspended for the first four games of the season if he’s convicted.
Jolly has declined to comment on his legal situation.
“I’ve got practice,” Jolly told reporters. “I’m not really worried about that.”

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9 Responses to “Green Bay Defensive Tackle's Drug Trial Postponed”
  1. misterj says: Jun 26, 2009 5:04 PM

    At least get it right. He’s a DE now.

  2. ShotOfGinn says: Jun 26, 2009 5:06 PM

    He won’t see any time, if Dante gets 30 days for killing someone, he’ll get no time. This will get lowered to a misdemeanor, and because its his first offense and he wasn’t driving he will not get suspended.

  3. rew14478 says: Jun 26, 2009 5:14 PM

    “I’m not really worried about.” I’m not really worried about it either Jolly since we have Pickett, Jenkins, Raji and (hopefully a healthy) Harrel. If you don’t get it yet, hope you get your butt out of Green Bay!

  4. Hype says: Jun 26, 2009 5:26 PM

    Jolly could be looking at least two years of imprisonment if he’s found guilty and a maximum of 20 years in jail.
    at the current rate he will be 65 before he has to serve his 2 yrs.

  5. sharperpicks9 says: Jun 26, 2009 5:30 PM

    im a huge pack fan…didnt this happen last summer? what a long period of time to wait and wonder what your future will bring…All i can say is, everyone makes mistakes, i wish him the best and hope he gets off easy. Its not like hes a starter but will be missed if he cant hit the field with the team. Great rotational guy IMO. Just starting to really come around and make an impact.

  6. nosferatu says: Jun 26, 2009 5:35 PM

    Need to get me some of that purple drank

  7. ElCabong says: Jun 26, 2009 5:36 PM

    Oh, he’s worried. As would anyone facing a felony charge.

  8. SpartaChris says: Jun 26, 2009 5:48 PM

    ::Sigh:: Would really be nice to get this over with.

  9. purpleguy says: Jun 26, 2009 5:49 PM

    He may as well fight it, since if he is acquitted, there’s likely no suspension. If he’s convicted, and this is a first offense, the penalties probably won’t disrupt his season any more than Goodell’s suspension.

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