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Johnny Jolly to stand trial in May

Nearly two years after being arrested for possession of codeine, Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly will stand trial on May 21, according to various media reports.

Jolly faces up to 20 years if convicted in Harris County, Texas.

In July 2009, prosecutors dismissed the charges without prejudice only one day before trial was due to commence, because lab personnel had not learned how to use the equipment that measures the codeine in a given substance.  Jolly later was re-indicted.

The notion of “double jeopardy” did not apply because the trial had not actually begun when the charges were dropped.   That said, with his lawyers twice preparing for trial, Jolly’s legal bills likely will reflect something similar to a week’s worth of the money won by Ken Jennings on Jeopardy.

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30 Responses to “Johnny Jolly to stand trial in May”
  1. StickyGreen says: Mar 25, 2010 9:56 PM

    he represents that sh@tty franchise perfectly

  2. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 25, 2010 10:01 PM

    Jolly.Big Ben. Damn…..why does the NFL tolerate these losers???

  3. Evpimp says: Mar 25, 2010 10:09 PM

    Johnny wont be so Jolly with out his pills lol
    What a Turd!!

  4. csaber2007 says: Mar 25, 2010 10:09 PM

    Why so many people on this place hate the Packers? Anger issues? Daddy hit you too much? No woman would ever touch you? If that’s the case, you’d fit in perfectly with the Vikings.

  5. CHIEFSFAN4LIFE says: Mar 25, 2010 10:11 PM

    he was sippin on some sizzurp, sip, sip, sip, sippin on some sizzurp!!!!

  6. GBPackers says: Mar 25, 2010 10:13 PM

    Dude cant have robitussin? WTF???? That sucks, now we get to negotiate a long term deal for less money for a stoud D-lineman. Bummer.
    To be honest, dude should be suspended, along with everyone else who was in the star caps case.

  7. SantonioH10 says: Mar 25, 2010 10:14 PM

    to be fair, Malcolm Kelly needed that codeine cause he had to kill a cough.

  8. Jabroni says: Mar 25, 2010 10:19 PM

    was it really codeine and not cocaine? i really dont know but 20 years seems like way to much if it were codeine

  9. buck_u_pack_haterz says: Mar 25, 2010 10:22 PM

    cue the queens fans(WHO HAVE NEVER WON A BIG GAME, SORRY BEATING THE PACK IN REGULAR SEASON GAMES DOESNT MATTER TO US, NOR DOES HAVING brINT AS YOUR QB IN CASE YOU HAVENT NOTICED HE CHOKES IN BIG GAMES) sh*t talking in 3,2,1
    LA VIKINGS 2012
    “next year, next year, next year, we will win”

  10. Sumeria says: Mar 25, 2010 10:23 PM

    that …. franchise is the most storied and unique in all of sports. You must be a Vikings fan.

  11. PurpleRaid12 says: Mar 25, 2010 10:24 PM

    Go figure, first that franchise was just known for having pedophiles on the team… now this. Makes sense though, when you exit the playoffs that quickly (or if you don’t even make it the year before for that matter) you got to do something in the offseason right? Why not traffic drugs? Have fun in prison criminal, that’s where he’ll meet his real ‘fans’.

  12. Greg says: Mar 25, 2010 10:26 PM

    Your an idiot

  13. Jack Factor says: Mar 25, 2010 10:26 PM

    12 World Championships.
    Every team has players with issues. Haters gonna hate. Look in the mirror haters – something is missing in your lives. Reevaluate and do something positive for one of the few relatives you have left that actually care about you.

  14. skijumper says: Mar 25, 2010 10:32 PM

    Hey sticky! stick it!

  15. Shootz says: Mar 25, 2010 10:34 PM

    shatty? what?

  16. Bob Nelson says: Mar 25, 2010 10:40 PM

    Codiene is over the counter medication in 13 states. It is over the counter in Canada, Austrailia, and Japan.
    In Texas somehow it is considered illegal.
    Poor Johnny Jolly just happened to be in a vehicle where one of the other passengers had some.
    The charges were dismissed once because the case was so weak.
    It is a good thing that this will be over finally and the lies and slander can stop.
    It is nowhere near the seriousness of marijuana, steroids, or steroid masking agents.

  17. DailyNorseman says: Mar 25, 2010 10:50 PM

    Only Bob Nelson, or one of his fellow idiots, could make the case for “poor Johnny Jolly” just happening to be in possession of approximate 6,000 regular strength doses of codeine.
    The original excuse was that Jolly was “rehabbing an injury.” Did the injury involve his arm getting fed into a wood chipper, Fargo-style?
    Ah, well. . .here’s hoping that everyone’s favorite drug mule gets the 20 years in federal, pound-me-in-the-ass prison that he so richly deserves.

  18. Tsinakis311 says: Mar 25, 2010 11:01 PM

    I would put codeine in the same category as vicodin and percocet. When perscribed these are perfectly legal. Like marijuana is in Cali. Did Johnny Jolly have a prescription for this or was he just having fun with it? And how much codeine was found in his vehicle. 20 years is a long time so I am guessing he had a large amount.
    Bob Nelson, the game you play is becoming so old. Please do us all a favor and get some prescription pills from Mr. Jolly and off yourself.

  19. Vikes#28Owns says: Mar 25, 2010 11:02 PM

    I think I would have to argue that marijuana and codeine are about equal as far as the seriousness of them goes. However, I do agree that steroids are much more dangerous.

  20. lebowski says: Mar 25, 2010 11:16 PM

    Uh, Bob Nelson, I’m a Packer fan, but ‘Poor’ Jolly had enough cough syrup to cure a daycare center. If you’re gonna hang out with thugs, you’re gonna pay the price. I hope he’s back for us, but smoking a doobie or taking a supplement with some masking agent isn’t worse than what he did, so stop making him out to be some ‘victim’. He did a very stupid thing.

  21. Opie says: Mar 25, 2010 11:21 PM

    Sipping on some Sizurp

  22. flpackerfan says: Mar 25, 2010 11:37 PM

    Codiene is over the counter medication in 13 states. It is over the counter in Canada, Austrailia, and Japan.
    In Texas somehow it is considered illegal.
    Poor Johnny Jolly just happened to be in a vehicle where one of the other passengers had some.
    The charges were dismissed once because the case was so weak.
    It is a good thing that this will be over finally and the lies and slander can stop.
    It is nowhere near the seriousness of marijuana, steroids, or steroid masking agents.
    really? marijuana?

  23. c.carterhof says: Mar 25, 2010 11:50 PM

    Poor Johnny Jolly, ummm….yea Bob. Lets look at the facts, shall we? Ok!
    Jolly, 25, was arrested July 8 in Houston and later charged with possessing at least 200 grams of codeine, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
    The following details emerged of Jolly’s arrest, according to Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon.
    Officers of a specialized unit were patrolling a parking lot of a nightclub known for narcotics and weapons violations when they approached Jolly’s vehicle at 1:10 a.m. July 8 at 3409 Cavalcade St. on Houston’s near north side.
    Police heard loud music coming from the vehicle and saw four people inside. When asked if there weapons inside, the driver said yes. Police found a semi-automatic pistol on the floorboards. A 21-year-old man was charged with misdemeanor unlawful carrying of a weapon. Police detected the odor of codeine and found a couple of cups of codeine inside the vehicle.
    During a search, police found a bag of marijuana on a 22-year-old man, who was charged with misdemeanor possessing marijuana. A fourth person was released and not charged.
    Ya get that Bob Boy, according to Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon.

  24. botchedextrapoint says: Mar 25, 2010 11:50 PM

    Bob Nelson says:
    March 25, 2010 10:40 PM
    Codiene is over the counter medication in 13 states. It is over the counter in Canada, Austrailia, and Japan.
    20 years for possesion of codine. Are you kidding me. Bob is half right when he says it is an over the counter medication in Australia. It is at low doses and you need a perscription for higher doses.

  25. wrath4771 says: Mar 25, 2010 11:53 PM

    I thought the case had been dismissed because they couldn’t definitely say the drink was Jolly’s?

  26. c.carterhof says: Mar 25, 2010 11:53 PM

    How many times in a row have we beat you guys now?
    Lets see…one, two, three, Favre. Yes, thats Favre in a row!!!

  27. hckcm7315 says: Mar 26, 2010 12:34 AM

    Nelson Bob,
    You are no doctor my friend. Jolly had a seriously large quantity of codeine, which as you obviously do not know is an opiate. Opiates as we all know are serious and dangerous drugs (significantly more serious than marijuana by the way), and Texas, the state in which he was caught, has serious problems with codeine abuse.
    Notice my repeated use of the word serious, as to draw attention to the serious failure on your part to understand the seriousness of the situation. Your ridiculous statement, in no way can be taken seriously.
    It pains me as a Packer fan to say this, but the big guy, who finally started to look like the star player we all hoped he would become, might be put away for a while.

  28. Green n' Gold says: Mar 26, 2010 12:34 AM

    He better have good lawyers, he’s black and his trial is in Texas. Not good…

  29. Sheriff04 says: Mar 26, 2010 12:37 AM

    The whole case is just absolutely ridiculous. It’s been going on forever. Dates after dates being moved. Prosecutors seem to be just wasting their time, but I haven’t put in any time to really follow this case too closely. It just sounds ridiculous, and I’ve had enough hearing about this stupid case, for this long, and its gone nowhere.
    I hope this ends it. I don’t think much will come for Jolly in the end, I just want this stupid distraction over with. This happened like 2 or 3 years ago, lets just get it taken care of.

  30. jrmbadger says: Mar 26, 2010 12:38 AM

    Isn’t this a speady trial issue? It’s been 2 friggin’ years already

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