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Yet another delay in Johnny Jolly trial

Last week the Harris County District Court delayed the drug possession trial of Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly until today. And today the court delayed the trial once again — and indicated that another delay is likely.

The trial from last week that bumped Jolly’s trial down the calendar hasn’t concluded, and although Jolly’s trial has been rescheduled for Friday, there’s a strong likelihood it won’t happen then either, the court coordinator told the Green Bay Press-Gazette, because another case with higher priority is also scheduled for Friday.

Jolly was arrested on July 8, 2008, and charged with possession of at least 200 milligrams of codeine. He could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison if convicted.

Jolly is on the list of restricted free agents who have not signed their one-year qualifying offers. He has not been working out at the Packers’ facility this offseason.

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25 Responses to “Yet another delay in Johnny Jolly trial”
  1. ItalianArmyGuy says: Jun 1, 2010 3:30 PM

    He should change his name to Johnny Dangerously
    Can’t be too Jolly right about now. I’m just sayin….

  2. TryTheVeal says: Jun 1, 2010 3:34 PM

    Damn it feels good to be a gangsta….

  3. green&bold says: Jun 1, 2010 3:46 PM

    This is gonna drag on forever and when it finally does go down it’ll be settled for probation and community service. Even as a packer fan I don’t really care how he comes out. I don’t imagine he’s in the long term plans.

  4. MrHumble says: Jun 1, 2010 3:47 PM

    We all know why Johnny is Jolly and it ain’t from livin’ in green bay , wi…….i’d be takin’ pain pills too if i had to live there…..those meat-packers can be rough on a guy.

  5. oxycode30 says: Jun 1, 2010 3:55 PM

    200 mgs of codeine is just less than 7 Tylenol 3s. 20 years is outrageous. Something strange about this story…

  6. Opie says: Jun 1, 2010 4:11 PM

    They(The stories that PFT quote) keep screwing up and saying 200 mgs. He’s in trouble for 200 grams, quite different in the eyes of the law

  7. RC IV says: Jun 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    oxycode30 says:
    June 1, 2010 3:55 PM
    200 mgs of codeine is just less than 7 Tylenol 3s. 20 years is outrageous. Something strange about this story…
    ================================
    It’s because this turd of a writer of the article, has now got it wrong not once but TWICE.
    It’s 200 grams, not milligrams.
    Come on MDS, this is pathetic that you continually getthis wrong.

  8. Ralph says: Jun 1, 2010 4:28 PM

    where are the screams for justice from the Packer fans on this one?

  9. c.carterhof says: Jun 1, 2010 4:53 PM

    What? Another delay??
    If it had been a Viking he would be locked up already!

  10. MrHumble says: Jun 1, 2010 4:55 PM

    Where are those staunch Packer defenders/fans who believe their team, coaches, players, GM’s etc. can do no wrong?? They should be screaming that it is a conspiracy to keep the best defensive lineman in all of football from playing for their beloved packers……sheeeeesh.

  11. Bob Nelson says: Jun 1, 2010 5:07 PM

    Talk about a low priority case.
    You get the impression the DA is being very foolish about nothing.
    Since Codeine is not an NFL banned substance no suspension will occur under the league’s substance abuse policy.
    The DA should have let the case go away when it was dismissed the first time.

  12. SpartaChris says: Jun 1, 2010 5:19 PM

    Ralph says:
    June 1, 2010 4:28 PM
    where are the screams for justice from the Packer fans on this one?
    ==========================================
    I don’t think you’ll find many Packer fans sticking up for this guy. While we don’t know exactly what he’s guilty of, that he allowed himself to be in this position doesn’t resonate well with most of us.

  13. footballrulz says: Jun 1, 2010 5:22 PM

    People,
    Johnny Joplly can’t help it that another trial is running longer than expected. It’s not like he’s appealing, or trying to use state laws in his favor or anything.
    And it is 200 grams rather than mg’s, which means, if he has anything like that available to him, he might want to..

  14. packerfanfornot4life says: Jun 1, 2010 5:38 PM

    HEY MRHUMBLE!!!!!!!!!!! it wasnt pain pills it was a codiene syrup!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Strick says: Jun 1, 2010 5:39 PM

    What the hell happened to the right to a fair and SPEEDY trial?
    The DA must have nothing on Jolly if the trial keeps getting delayed.
    Just drop the charges or let him plead it down to a fine. Christ. It’s no damn wonder we have people sitting on death freaking row for 20 years when we can’t even bring something like this to a close.

  16. murray22 says: Jun 1, 2010 5:42 PM

    What you lookin’ at? You all a bunch of f**kin’ a**holes. You know why? You don’t have the guts to be what you wanna be. You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f**kin’ fingers and say,”That’s the bad guy.” S0…what that make you? Good? You’re not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don’t have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even, when I lie. So, say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There’s a bad guy comin’ through! Better get outta his way!

  17. GB3Pack4 says: Jun 1, 2010 5:47 PM

    It’s 200 GRAMS – mgs would be insignificant and wouldn’t produce a possible sentence of 20 years.

  18. snoogins says: Jun 1, 2010 6:17 PM

    “Where are those staunch Packer defenders/fans who believe their team, coaches, players, GM’s etc. can do no wrong?? They should be screaming that it is a conspiracy to keep the best defensive lineman in all of football from playing for their beloved packers……sheeeeesh.”
    Ever thing we’re not here because we don’t actually believe that? You just want us to believe that. I read the story, rolled my eyes and moved on. The fact of the matter is he’s a mediocre run stopper, horrible pass rusher, and gets into trouble. I’m ok with him leaving. If he’s good for one thing it’s batting down passes at the line, but we can live without that.
    You Bears/Vikings fans really do love to hate the Packers.

  19. mawkus says: Jun 1, 2010 6:51 PM

    As a player, I think JJ is a little underrated (or maybe I’m just biased). But plain and simple, the guy is a thug. I remember him head-butting another play a while back. He’s a big classless thug who is easily replaceable.

  20. flpackerfan says: Jun 1, 2010 6:53 PM

    well if you haven’t noticed…Green Bay drafted two lineman in his position. He’ll be cut soon and I’m all for it.
    He’s far from the best by the way…but he can play alright at times. GB won’t lose much.

  21. MasterShake says: Jun 1, 2010 7:03 PM

    So he had about 7 ounces of codeine. That’s about a Coronita for our Arizona amigos.
    What was he going to do with that amount? That would make a whole lot of purple drank.

  22. Satanic Hell Creature says: Jun 1, 2010 7:39 PM

    Bob Nelson says:
    June 1, 2010 5:07 PM
    Talk about a low priority case.
    You get the impression the DA is being very foolish about nothing.
    Since Codeine is not an NFL banned substance no suspension will occur under the league’s substance abuse policy.
    The DA should have let the case go away when it was dismissed the first time.
    ————————————————–
    Of course SH (SuperHypocrite)Bob thinks this is being “foolish about nothing”.
    Yeah, nothing…Codeine is a controlled substance in the US. It is a schedule II controlled substance, a felony! Other schedule II controlled substances include such things as cocaine, morphine, methodone, fentanyl, but by Bob’s standards, if you play for the Packers, it’s “nothing”. If Jolly were a Vikings player, right now Bob would be running up and down the streets, in his tinfoil hat and Wonder Woman Underoos, crying about how Jolly should get life for this.
    Unlike Bob, I’ll wait for the trial to unfold. I wasn’t there, I don’t know what happened, so I can’t judge, unlike “holier than thou Bob”. If he is found guilty, he should face the same sentence the rest of us would, not getting off light for paying big fines like other athletes get away with. If he’s found not guilty, more power to him, and I’ll never think about this again.

  23. JimmySmith says: Jun 1, 2010 8:05 PM

    Ralph says:
    June 1, 2010 4:28 PM
    where are the screams for justice from the Packer fans on this one
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Nobody is suggesting Jolly is a choir boy, but there is the matter of due process. For those educated in the Minnesota public school system, that means he is presumed innocent until proven guilty, which has yet to happen.
    There are a few problems with this case, #1, some guy in the back seat of Jolly’s car was carrying a gun and somehow that charge got dropped because of the nature of the police stop. There were a total of 4 men in the car so it remains unclear as to the ownership of the purple fluid in the cups.
    So we are inclined to let it roll to see what happens. In the end, he could be found not guility which is a far cry from innocent but could avoid jail time and a Goodell suspension.
    But he will eventually face the consequences which is more than you can say for the Williams sisters and the Vikings enabling behavior.

  24. green&bold says: Jun 2, 2010 8:09 AM

    bravo Jimmy

  25. footballrulz says: Jun 2, 2010 1:00 PM

    If Jolly were a Vikings player, right now Bob would be running up and down the streets, in his tinfoil hat and Wonder Woman Underoos, crying about how Jolly should get life for this.
    _______________________________
    Priceless..

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