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Johnny Jolly arrested on drug charges, again

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Suspended NFL defensive lineman Johnny Jolly has been arrested on drug charges for the fourth time, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Jolly, who played for the Packers from 2006 through 2009, was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of a narcotic compound containing codeine and other substances.  He also was charged with concealing codeine while he was being investigated on Saturday.

Per court record, Jolly remained in jail on Sunday.

Jolly’s legal issues have centered primarily on codeine-laced cough syrup, which is mixed with soda to form a concoction known by various teams, like “purple drank” and “lean.”

It’s unclear whether the Packers still retain Jolly’s rights.  We’ve asked the team for clarification.

UPDATE 3:46 p.m. ET:  The Packers have confirmed that Jolly remains on the team’s “Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner” list.  In other words, he’s still a member of the team.

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  1. theprimogen says: Oct 3, 2011 12:03 PM

    Exhibit A on wasted talent.

  2. scudbot says: Oct 3, 2011 12:05 PM

    Sad, sad, sad. Blew an NFL career to become a substance abuser.

  3. cappa662 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:07 PM

    Sipping that sizzurp

  4. dontbesonegative says: Oct 3, 2011 12:07 PM

    It’s unclear whether the Packers still retain Jolly’s rights. We’ve asked the team for clarification.

    ____

    Why do you care? Are you interested? Cuz I think the Packers might willing to sell them.

  5. kalispellmt says: Oct 3, 2011 12:08 PM

    How sad.

  6. ugk612 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:09 PM

    “Sippin on some sizzurp!”

  7. kalispellmt says: Oct 3, 2011 12:09 PM

    To think he could be a cog in this (looks like) Packers dynasty.

  8. jessethegreat says: Oct 3, 2011 12:11 PM

    It’s sad what drugs did to this young man’s career. Let me clarify that. It’s sad what this young man’s decisions involving drugs did to his career. Didn’t get to help earn a ring last year because of his bad choices. Likely burnt his bridges involving the NFL. The worst part is that he will be going to prison now since his career is over and without the money coming in, the ambulance chasers have no incentive to represent him.

  9. contra74 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:11 PM

    Way to throw your life away!

  10. frankgarrett says: Oct 3, 2011 12:12 PM

    I wonder if he was playing on DXM ??

  11. ruvelligwebuike says: Oct 3, 2011 12:12 PM

    Nice one, John.

  12. clavette says: Oct 3, 2011 12:13 PM

    Jamarcus Russell declined to comment

  13. joetoronto says: Oct 3, 2011 12:14 PM

    kalispellmt:

    I’m sorry, “dynasty”?

    You win one Super Bowl and you’re talking “dynasty’, really?

  14. calloustongue says: Oct 3, 2011 12:15 PM

    All of the talent in the world, but no brains to appreciate his own talent.

    Sad when an athlete’s legacy ends up being, “don’t be like that guy.”

  15. clavette says: Oct 3, 2011 12:15 PM

    If your gonna get caught with drugs why not make it worth it and get some coke

  16. mmmpieyummy says: Oct 3, 2011 12:17 PM

    He was just gonna cruise on down to Louisiana to hook up his boy JaMarcus with some sizzurp…

  17. jimmysee says: Oct 3, 2011 12:17 PM

    This guy had huge potential — totally has blown his career and his life.

    The Packers have taken a full “hands-off” approach to Jolly.

    And fully replaced him in the system with a younger, clearly developing, and increasingly productive Jarius Wynn.

    Go Pack Go!

  18. iambadkid says: Oct 3, 2011 12:18 PM

    yeah so what? atlanta won at least thats all i need to happen right now and tampa has to win tonight for revenge after that 2003 game

  19. Patriot42 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:19 PM

    I guess he is trying to play for the raiders

  20. ffjesus says: Oct 3, 2011 12:21 PM

    Perps wanna Purp.

  21. Stiller43 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:24 PM

    Johnny Jolley’s on the phone, he’s asking for legal advice…

    Jim Carrey: QUIT BREAKING THE LAW, A** HOLE!

  22. rajbais says: Oct 3, 2011 12:25 PM

    Conduct Policy, eh??

  23. vikescry1 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:29 PM

    @joetoronto in his defense he did say (looks like) a dynasty. I think a lot of fans start to think that way after a superbowl win. The season is long and there no garantee’s on anyone winning this year. But as of right now the pack look pretty dam good, time will tell. As for jolly, way to throw your life away… all that talent and he can’t get away from drugs. Sad

  24. tinbender2000 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:30 PM

    “a concoction known by various teams, like “purple drank” and “lean.” ”

    For a minute I thought you meant “various terms”, but I guess “teams” works too. Sigh…

  25. pigskinswag says: Oct 3, 2011 12:34 PM

    Drugs are bad. Mmmkay?

  26. geefan1 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:34 PM

    If he’s lucky, he’ll get off with probation. If he’s unlucky he’ll be traded to the Bengals.

  27. duanethomas says: Oct 3, 2011 12:37 PM

    Purple drank.

  28. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Oct 3, 2011 12:42 PM

    Everyone should give a listen to Macklemore’s “Otherside”. Talks about the cough medicine epidemic. Also it’s a beastin’ track.

  29. 8ovie8 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:46 PM

    You fellas been doing a bit of Boozing have ya? Sucking back on grandpa’s old cough medicine.

    Come on give me the booze you little pumpkin pie hair cutted freak!

  30. cosanostra71 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:48 PM

    It’s too bad he chose a life of drugs over a lucrative NFL career.

  31. stairwayto7 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:50 PM

    More Packers in trouble! Favre was on painkillers, Mandrich on roids, Chumura with 14 year old girls, and Rodgers hating cancer survivors! DISGUSTING ORGANIZATION!!

  32. dmc1542 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:52 PM

    @Clavette:

    Sort of reminds me when I was in high school and the cops caught me and my friends with Natural Ice and they were like, “If you’re gonna break the law, at least do it with real beer”

  33. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 3, 2011 12:55 PM

    I heard they’re changing the name from “purple drank” to “green and gold” drank.

  34. bigpara says: Oct 3, 2011 1:02 PM

    Don’t worry johnny If you clean up your act the Eagles will have no problem signing you. They like to sign convicts

  35. clavette says: Oct 3, 2011 1:09 PM

    Mmm good ole nasty ice

  36. dontbesonegative says: Oct 3, 2011 1:10 PM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Oct 3, 2011 12:50 PM

    She was 17. Don’t be so negative.

  37. brianbowman16 says: Oct 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    most entertaining to see the liar liar and dumb and dumber quotes!

    both seem to be fitting titles for the Johnny Jolly movie sure to appear as an after school special

  38. gregm5s7 says: Oct 3, 2011 1:20 PM

    Packers are definitely a potential dynasty…2nd youngest roster in the nfl…deepest WR core…playmaking defense (and Dom Capers)..locker room leadership…have you seen aaron rodgers play football? People blasted them for having a superbowl hangover, their 4-0 coming off blasting Denver. If they stay healthy, they are looking at a 1st round bye.

  39. dfinpds says: Oct 3, 2011 1:24 PM

    Once again stairway chimes in with an inane comment. Haven’t seen him on a squealers thread for a while…….musta changed his name to stairwaytooldandslow or stairwaytoourownleague or something else more descriptive………tool

  40. axespray says: Oct 3, 2011 1:28 PM

    disappointing….
    Some guys just don’t get it…

  41. minnesconsin says: Oct 3, 2011 1:33 PM

    it’s a shame, the guy was talented and had the potential to build a long career. In 2009 he was a monster batting balls at the line of scrimmage, finished with something like 10 passes defensed — not bad for a DL — that’s in Julius Peppers territory.

    wasted life.

  42. thefinestzip says: Oct 3, 2011 1:36 PM

    JaMarcus Russell 2.0

  43. ffjesus says: Oct 3, 2011 1:39 PM

    ” For he’s a Jolley good fellow, for which nobody can deny “

  44. abninf says: Oct 3, 2011 2:10 PM

    He was spotted in Houston’s 5th ward ghetto riding a stolen Huffy bicycle outside the liquor store looking right at home.

  45. waxthat says: Oct 3, 2011 2:20 PM

    The man needs help. Quit hating. Makes me sick to see how many ignorant people we have in this world. You nor I know all circumstances behind the bad decisions this guy has continued to make in his life. Shut up and live your life with intent of helping others, not kicking a man when he is down. In other words go **** yourselves.

  46. polishkingski says: Oct 3, 2011 2:35 PM

    @ joetoronto….i am not a packers fan but they sure look like the best bet for a long long run of success that i have seen in awhile. why do you annoy me so much joe? oh, and by the way, haley, pioli, ravioli, stromboli, cannolli….mmmmm.

  47. orangeflh says: Oct 3, 2011 2:38 PM

    Addiction is hell, and “hitting bottom” means different things to different addicts. I hope someday Jolly “gets it” and can manage to get clean and stay clean. Few of us do. Very few.

    I’ve been clean for many years now, but still take it one day at a time. I know that sounds like a tired old cliche to many of you, but it works.

    The thought of never again drinking or getting high is way too big for me. I can’t fathom it. But, I know that the day I do is the day that the downhill spiral starts, leading me to lose everything.

    So, today will not be that day. Today, I’ll stay clean and enjoy my freedom, my nice home and my wonderful wife. I’ll worry about tomorrow when it gets here.

    Good luck, Johnny. I sincerely hope you make it.

  48. escoboltsfan says: Oct 3, 2011 2:40 PM

    This guy used to be a monster, he would dive for interceptions, shed blocks, blow up runners… just sucks, a line with Raji, Pickett, and Jolly would”ve been nuts, best 3 man front in the league no doubt. I almost forgot about Jenkins! he would have been the rotational guy… damn so much potential thrown away.

  49. acmepacker says: Oct 3, 2011 3:01 PM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Oct 3, 2011 12:50 PM
    More Packers in trouble! Favre was on painkillers, Mandrich on roids, Chumura with 14 year old girls, and Rodgers hating cancer survivors! DISGUSTING ORGANIZATION!!

    —————
    Hey Troll,
    Do you ever say anything nice about anyone other than yourself? Wow! Just Wow! You came up with 4 examples of misconduct and one of them is a wash. That lame story about Rodgers has been debunked by just about everyone who reported it and Rodgers has received a lot of apologies from those same people. Do you ever come out from under that rock to see what really is going on in the world? Your fantasies really don’t equal reality. Plus, since you seem to feel that you’re an expert on Packers, you do realize that once a player starts having personal conduct issues, they don’t stay long in the Bay if they don’t clean it up. Nice bit of trolling though, even if it is a FAIL.

  50. purpleguy says: Oct 3, 2011 3:11 PM

    This is reall a shame — is anyone trying to help this guy? I hope the Pack or the NFL is at least trying to help him rather than distance themselves from him.

  51. randallcobb says: Oct 3, 2011 3:12 PM

    You have to root for this guy. The jokes aren’t funny. Maybe he needs that Codeine for pain? If he’s addicted he needs help, but it doesn’t change that he could be dealing with football injuries. Maybe the NFL & Goodell, with his big fat mouth, should do something for guys like this with all the money they have. It’s disgusting.

  52. judsonjr says: Oct 3, 2011 3:23 PM

    Hope the guy gets his life cleaned up. In my eye step #1 would be getting the guy out of Houston area since he can’t seem to avoid trouble there.

  53. waynefontes says: Oct 3, 2011 3:25 PM

    Good old Stairway… that Super Bowl whipping still hurts doesn’t it?

    Penn State sucks (again), and the Steelers are awful this year. Looks like that stairway to another NFL title is getting steeper by the week.

    How about those Steelers and their classy upstanding players?

    Hahaha. As if Steeler fans should throw stones at anyone else’s house.

    I almost feel sorry for you, but it’s so much fun to laugh at you and your epic fails. Both in life and the English langauge.

  54. kingokra says: Oct 3, 2011 3:47 PM

    I’m sure this is the first time “Johnny Jolly” and “lean” have ever been close proximity to each other.

  55. tv426 says: Oct 3, 2011 4:07 PM

    Hitting that purple “drank” with JaMarcus.

  56. Brian Keith says: Oct 3, 2011 4:17 PM

    “orangeflh says:
    Oct 3, 2011 2:38 PM
    “Addiction is hell, and “hitting bottom” means different things to different addicts. I hope someday Jolly “gets it” and can manage to get clean and stay clean. Few of us do. Very few.

    I’ve been clean for many years now, but still take it one day at a time. I know that sounds like a tired old cliche to many of you, but it works.

    The thought of never again drinking or getting high is way too big for me. I can’t fathom it. But, I know that the day I do is the day that the downhill spiral starts, leading me to lose everything.

    So, today will not be that day. Today, I’ll stay clean and enjoy my freedom, my nice home and my wonderful wife. I’ll worry about tomorrow when it gets here.

    Good luck, Johnny. I sincerely hope you make it.”

    Amen brother! I second that notion completely!!!

  57. smoothjimmyapollo says: Oct 3, 2011 5:14 PM

    “More Packers in trouble! Favre was on painkillers, Mandrich on roids, Chumura with 14 year old girls, and Rodgers hating cancer survivors! DISGUSTING ORGANIZATION!!

    I think most people can look at the roster the Packers have, the youth of that roster, and admit that the Packers have a pretty good shot at winning another championship if not this year, then in the next few years. Should that happen, and should the opponent be the Pats or the Ravens or some other AFC team with stickers on both sides of their helmet, are we still going to have to put up with Steeler trolls? Are they still trash talking Cowboy fans for the defeat in Super Bowl XXX? At what point do they realize that there’s not really a rivalry here and that it was just one team beating another in one Super Bowl? I mean, there were some annoying Viking fans the past few years, but even they’ve died down and/or disappeared and Packer fans and Viking fans generally don’t like each other (at least when it comes to football).

  58. paulharghis says: Oct 3, 2011 6:05 PM

    Plus, since you seem to feel that you’re an expert on Packers, you do realize that once a player starts having personal conduct issues, they don’t stay long in the Bay if they don’t clean it up. Nice bit of trolling though, even if it is a FAIL.

    =======================================
    But the Packers are supposed to be 1st class in every sense of the word, right?

    So, then turning their backs on players that get in trouble is the ne dwfinition of class?

    Hypocrites. Now I know where the idiotic fanbase get it from.

  59. thridandlong says: Oct 3, 2011 6:13 PM

    I never meant to cause you any sorrow I never meant to cause you any pain I only wanted one time to see you laughing in the ‘ Purple Drank ”

    Purple drank, purple drank !

  60. covercorner says: Oct 6, 2011 1:18 AM

    What a fool!

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